Police seize more than 44 pounds of cannabis as part of ongoing investigation

More than 44 pounds of cannabis, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit-making instruments was seized as part of an ongoing investigation by the DRPS.

According to police, officers executed a search warrant in Scarborough on Monday (June 17) that resulted in the seizure of counterfeit-making instruments.

A second search warrant was executed on Wednesday (June 19) at a residence on Watson Street in Whitby, which resulted in the seizure of 44 pounds of cannabis, cannabis-infused drinks, instruments used in the production and alteration of cannabis using organic solvent and other evidence supporting the illegal distribution/selling of cannabis and counterfeit making products.

“The approximate value of the seized drugs on Watson Street is $200,000,” reads a media release from police.

John Sterjovski, 20, of Watson Street East in Whitby has been charged with production of cannabis with organic solvent and unauthorized possession of identity documents.

He was initially arrested over the weekend following a traffic stop in Whitby.

Police say that officers observed a man wanted for breaching conditions driving along Watson Street at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday (June 16).

“Police conducted at traffic stop and the male fled in the vehicle before being boxed in by police. He then attempted to flee on foot before being arrested and charged,” reads a media release.

According to police, officers located over 11,200 grams of cannabis along with hash oil, cash and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

“It’s estimated the drugs are worth over $110,000,” reads a media release.

“They also found several pieces of fraudulent identification.”

Sterjovski was charged with two counts of possess cannabis for the purpose of selling, possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing, fail to comply with recognizance as well as single counts of flight from peace officer, fail to comply with probation order and operate a conveyance while prohibited.

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