Waterloo Regional Police have removed a significant amount of illicit cannabis from the street market.
On Thursday, the Community Oriented Response Enforcement (CORE) team made a pair of arrests after multiple complaints from the community regarding illegal cannabis trafficking in Kitchener.
A 23-year-old man and 19-year-old woman—both from Kitchener—are facing charges for their alleged connection to illegal cannabis trafficking.
According to the police report, officers seized 7,210 grams (16 pounds) of suspected dried cannabis worth around $25,000 in street value, along with edibles, hash and cannabis resin worth around $4,000.
The pair are expected to appear in court sometime in late August and early September. They face charges of unauthorized distribution and possession for the purpose of sale of cannabis, contrary to the Cannabis Act.
Regional Police are thanking the public for their help.
With files from Ben Eppel