8,000 Possible Pot Cookies Seized From Canadian Home
Police snatched 8,000 possible pot cookies from a home in Canada last week.
The 8,000 allegedly pot-packed cookies were discovered during an investigation into an attempted robbery at the residence earlier in the day. While the criminals responsible for the violent home invasion are still at large, the victim was arrested on suspicion of baking the cannabis cookies.
Authorities were initially called to the scene early Thursday after two men forced their way into the home, located in White Rock. The intruders were reportedly interrupted by the arrival of a 22-year-old male resident.
Once discovered, the robbers launched into an attack, striking the resident with a crowbar. Fortunately, the 22-year-old was able to fend of the intruders, who both fled the scene on foot.
During their initial investigation of the incident, police apparently spotted illegal contraband within the home because they returned later that day with a warrant to search the premises.
During the search, authorities uncovered an unspecified amount of marijuana in addition to the 8,000 possibly pot-laced cookies.
According to Janelle Shoihet, a constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the sheer volume of such a discovery was astounding.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before.” she explained. “It’s an unprecedented number of cookies. It was a bit like a bakery in there. So it was surprising to me.”
The 22-year-old resident, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested and slapped with the hefty charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 8,000 suspected pot cookies were seized from the home by police.
Two addition individuals, identified only as a 20-year-old female and a 54-year-old female, were also arrested on the same charge. Meanwhile, the two men responsible for the home invasion and violent assault are apparently still running free.
All three individuals busted with the 8,000 possible pot cookies are scheduled to appear in court next month. The suspected home-made marijuana treats were likely intended to be gobbled up on April 20, a day that finds pot enthusiasts across the globe celebrating their affection for the plant.
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