One adult and 5 youths issued violation tickets for cannibis use violations

Fort St John

2022-08-25 10:36 PDT

File # 2022-7089

On August 23, 2022 in the early morning hours, the Fort St John RCMP were called to a residence in the city to deal with a large group of youth who were openly smoking cannabis outdoors.

Frontline police officers attended and found 5 youth and one adult woman outside of the residence, all of which were smoking cannabis and exhibiting heavy symptomology of impairment. An bag of cannabis was located in open view of the officers.

The adult took ownership of the cannabis and the bongs the youth were using. The adult woman was charged with Supplying Cannabis to Minors under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA).

Yes, cannabis has been legalized for adults, but cannabis is still illegal for youth, laws need to be followed, said Constable Chad NEUSTAETER, Media Relations officer for the Fort St John RCMP. The laws are in place to protect youth as their brains are still developing to give them the best chance possible as they mature into adulthood.

Violation ticket for Minor possessing, consuming cannabis and possessing canabis accessory

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All of the youth were issued violation tickets for Consumption/Possession of Cannabis and Cannabis Accessories under the CCLA, with the fines totalling $3910.00.

Released by

Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133


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