Hamilton Police Close Illicit Cannabis Edible Manufacturing Facility

Hamilton Police Vice and Drug Unit have shut down a non-government regulated manufacturing facility.

On August 17, 2021, the Hamilton Police Vice and Drug Unit executed a search warrant at an East End business, uncovering an illicit Cannabis edible manufacturing facility.

During the search of the business, investigators located the following products:

  • Over 30,000 packages of THC edible candies valued at over $700,000
  • Oil hash and shatter products, valued at over $ $100,000
  • Cannabis seized valued over $175,000
  • Loose THC / CBD edible candies not yet packaged valued at over $ 70,000
Hamilton Police Vice and Drug Unit

Two persons were arrested on site and face the following charges

Ryan Doiron, 20-years-old from Hamilton 

  • Four Cannabis Act Charges

John Henley, 62-years-old from Hamilton

  • Four Cannabis Act Charges
  • Two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges
  • Proceeds of Crime over $5000

A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of 29-year-old James Chiarelli from Hamilton.

Cannabis has been legalized but facilities are still required to be government regulated to ensure the safety of the consumer. Police are concerned that the edible candies resemble those that exist in the market. As such, there is a chance they may get into the hands of young children and be mistaken for regular candy.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Greg Slack by calling 905-546-3887.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com .