More than $600K of drugs seized after illegal online dispensary shut down

An illegal online dispensary police said was operating out of Edmonton has been shut down, and over $600,000 worth of illegal drugs seized after an investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).On June 4, ALERT members searched a home in west Edmonton that was allegedly associated to the website CannabisCanada.Today. According to ALERT, the website claimed to be an “online supplier of premium cannabis products.”

A screenshot of the cannabiscanada.today website.ScreenshotThe total value of the drugs seized is estimated at $618,000, and included:34 kilograms of dried, packaged cannabis; 2.73 kilograms of cannabis resin in one-gram packages;1.7 kilograms of cocaine;1.1 kilograms of psilocybin mushrooms;616 grams of cannabis oil and concentrates;42 packages of cannabis-infused candies; and40 grams of cannabis isolate powder.Police also said they found packaging and marketing material from the website as well as $50,000 in cash, proceeds of crime and two vehicles.Some of the over $600,000 worth of drugs seized by ALERT are displayed on June 14, 2018.Fletcher Kent/Global NewsSome of the over $600,000 worth of drugs seized by ALERT are displayed on June 14, 2018.Fletcher Kent/Global NewsSome of the over $600,000 worth of drugs seized by ALERT are displayed on June 14, 2018.Fletcher Kent/Global NewsSome of the over $600,000 worth of drugs seized by ALERT are displayed on June 14, 2018.Fletcher Kent/Global NewsKevin Melnychuk, 33, Jared Melnychuk, 33, and Cory Gibeau, 32, face multiple charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

Kevin Melnychuk (left) and Jared Melnychuk (right).Obtained by Global NewsREAD MORE: Break-in at illegal London dispensary prompts search, seizure of $90K in marijuanaThe three have been released from custody pending their next court appearance.Police are warning anyone who may have purchased through the website that it is not a licensed cannabis producer, as per

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