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

Fort St John

2022-08-25 10:36 HAP

Dossier nº 2022-7089

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

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.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Chad Neustaeter

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Fort St. John
10648, 100e Rue, Fort St. John (C.-B.) V1J 3Z6
Bureau : 250-787-8100
Télécopieur : 250-787-8133

Courriel : chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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