$200,000 Drug Bust at Local Joint Prompts Protest and Questions

By Tera Camus – Cape Breton – Dec 4, 2017

Over three dozen people, many wearing green, repeatedly chanted “Plants Not Pills” today outside Courtroom One, where inside, the owner of a known Sydney-based marijuana dispensary was in custody facing seven criminal charges.

Donald James Campbell, 28, of Grand Lake Road was busted Friday (Dec 1, 2017) after four raids were held about 4 pm by a joint-forces operation of Cape Breton Regional Police and RCMP officers on Campbell’s stores operating at 181 Kings Road and at 795 Grand Lake Road as well as his warehouse and home on Grand Lake Road.

According to police, more than 25 pounds of marijuana was seized at Campbell’s two Cape Breton Medical Cannibis unmarked outlets – worth a whopping $200,000 – plus the company’s cash registers and its customer database. It also seized $20,000 in cash believed to be proceeds of alleged illegal sales. (See stash and cash below)

A total of 11 people were arrested at the time of the simultaneous raids and released from regional lockup hours later on Saturday morning. Many were alleged staff or volunteers. Two were charged besides Campbell but police say they plan to lay more charges as they sift through the evidence collected.


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