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Pot potato chips among big cannabis bust in Surrey: RCMP

Last Updated Dec 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm PDT

(Courtesy Surrey RCMP)

Surrey RCMP says a large cannabis bust included an assortment of items, including pot potato chips

Four men known to police were arrested and then released

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Police in Surrey are calling it more than a case of the munchies after a months-long investigation into drug trafficking led to a huge cannabis bust.

An assorted of edibles were found, including cannabis-infused potato chips, along with thousands of dollars, other cannabis concentrates, MDMA, and psilocybin mushrooms, police say.

Mounties explain in a release they started looking into a drug trafficking operation in September near Central Avenue near University Drive.  After enough evidence was gathered, police used a search warrant at the house Dec. 17.

Four men known to police were arrested then released while the investigation continues. Police say one of them has gang ties in the Lower Mainland.

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Surrey RCMP Inspector Mike Hall explains it is illegal for unauthorized dealers to sell cannabis and it’s illegal to buy from them even if products are purchased in-store, online, or in-person.

“Parents should also be aware that cannabis can be inconspicuously consumed through an unassuming product like potato chips,” he says in a release. “Illegal cannabis products are not regulated and therefore may contain harmful additives.”

Police say they found the following during their search:

  • About 800 one-gram packets of cannabis shatter;
  • About 300 grams of bulk cannabis shatter
  • 10 lbs of bulk cannabis bud
  • 3.5 lbs of packaged cannabis
  • About one lb of bulk cannabis butter
  • 20 vials containing suspected THC distillate and a synthetic compound suspected to be W-18
  • 345 THC vape pens
  • 44 packages of THC gummies
  • three packages of THC potato chips
  • one lb of psilocybin mushrooms
  • one ounce of bulk MDMA
  • About $5,000 cash

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.