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Cannabis Shop Busted for Illegal Operation

St. Catharines store one of several in Ontario closed by OPP

A St. Catharines cannabis shop is one of 7 stores in Ontario to be shut down for operating illegally

Provincial police found over $600,000 of illegal cannabis in the seven stores on Tuesday, but also in a Toronto home and a suspect's car.

St. Paul Smoke Shop has been closed, along with stores in Barrie, and the GTA.

Police say the businesses were not authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to sell cannabis or related products.

Police add anyone, including store owners, must get permission from the court to enter the closed stores, or be arrested for break and enter.

Police also found brass knuckles, which is a prohibited weapon, cell phones and about $50,000.

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