Niagara Falls man charged in Hamilton bust

Four Hamilton residents and a Niagara man have been arrested after Hamilton Police found a suspected drug processing plant while executing a warrant on a cannabis dispensary.

Hamilton police say a search warrant was executed at the Cannabis Canada Dispensary on Main Street East in Hamilton on Friday. 

Police say they located a processing plant for drugs in an adjacent unit and seized various  machines used for making marijuana shatter, rolling machines, vacuums and other items used in drug trafficking.  

They also seized a large amount of processed marijuana, THC-based products and oils from both units, with an estimated street value of approximately $1.5 million.

Charges have been laid against four people from Hamilton, ranging in age from 22 to 46, as well as 30-year-old man from Niagara Falls.