UPDATE: Additional suspects sought in pot dispensary bust
Arrest warrants have been issued for two more people following drug busts in Sarnia and Corunna that resulted in the seizure of nearly $300,000 worth of product and currency.
Sarnia police are looking for 34-year-old Derek William Donkers of Sarnia and 37-year-old Steven Robert Caza of Windsor.
At 12:45 p.m. June 6, city and OPP officers simultaneously executed search warrants at a pot dispensary in the 1800 block of St. Clair Parkway and at a residence in the 600 block of Secretariate Drive in Corunna.
City police Cst. John Sottosanti said they’re still processing evidence.
“As a result of both the dispensary and the residence in Corunna, a large quantity of both currency and cannabis products were located,” said Sottosanti. “It is believed, at this time, that over $130,000 of cannabis-related products have been seized, as well it’s believed that well over $150,000 in currency has also been seized.”
Police also said they found cans of bear spray and a taser.
Jeremy Carey, 34, Marc Henderson, 27, both of Sarnia, and Christopher Lagrone, 37, of Windsor are charged with possession for the purpose of distribution and selling.
A Petrolia man Kyle Mansfield, 36, is charged with proceeds of crime under $5,000 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Melissa Portelance, 40, of Corunna, turned herself in on Tuesday. She’s charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of selling, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
The Sarnia Police Service said it’s continuing to work with Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team as part of an ongoing effort to close all illegal dispensaries.