York police have charged a 26-year-old man for allegedly providing delivery services for illegal cannabis products.
Around 5:30 p.m. on May 31, officers stopped a vehicle that had been “driving erratically” near Davis Dr. and Jane St. in Newmarket and found the driver’s licence was suspended, police alleged in a news release Thursday.
While speaking to the drive, police say officers smelled cannabis inside the car and allege the driver told them he had more than five pounds of cannabis products that he was delivering for an online dispensary.
Officers then took the driver into custody. Police said they seized four pounds of cannabis packed for sale, more than 60 packages of cannabis gummies and 50 packages of cannabis shatter.
Police declined to give the name of the online store, saying it was part of the ongoing investigation.
Bobby Vongphakdy, 26, of Aurora was charged with possession under 30 grams in a public place, possession for the purpose of distribution, possession of proceeds or property obtained by crime under $5,000, driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available and driving while under suspension.
Police are reminding cannabis users that Canada’s Cannabis Act legalizes fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oil and plants and seed for cultivation, but edible products and concentrates are currently not legal to purchase or available to sell.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. They ask anyone with information to contact York Regional Police No. 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Sherina Harris is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @sherinaharris