York Regional Police are warning parents that a Markham convenience store was allegedly selling cannabis products packaged to look like candy to children.
Police launched an investigation into Angus Glen Convenience on Kennedy Road south of Major Mackenzie Drive East after a citizen contacted them with concerns the store was selling vape products and products believed to contain cannabis to groups of children who appeared to be “well under the age of 19,” says Const. Laura Nicolle.
Following an investigation, police executed a search warrant on February 18 and seized a large quantity of cannabis edibles, disposable cannabis vape pens and cannabis seeds with an estimated street value of $10,000. The store manager and another store employee were charged with possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act.
Many of the products seized “look similar to candy products that are made for and marketed to children. Many of the products were not adequately labelled and instructions regarding dosage were unclear,” Nicolle says. “Police are warning parents to ensure children have no access to these harmful products and, if appropriate, warn their children these products are not candy.”
The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
Pictures of some of the cannabis products seized from a Markham convenience store courtesy of York Regional Police.