The owner and an employee of an illegal cannabis dispensary in Kenora have been charged.

On January 29, 2019, members of the OPP executed a search warrant at a local business identified as Winnipeg River Naturals on Highway 17 east.

As a result of the search warrant, police seized 110 grams of cannabis, 20 indica / sativa sprays, and 5 THC dropper vials. Police also seized a cellphone and over $2,200 in Canadian currency.

48-year-old Jaye Lynn Wesley of Kenora is facing charges for possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling. 66-year-old Roderick Allison of Kenora was also charged for possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling. Both were released on an Appearance Notice, and are scheduled to appear in Kenora court in March.

The Kenora OPP were joined in the investigation by the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team and the North West Region Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

The OPP continues to work with communities with respect to enforcement action on illegal cannabis storefronts. The focus of the strategy is to dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as store fronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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