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Three men and two women were arrested after RCMP investigators descended on the West Side Alternatives Dispensary in Port Alberni.
Police executed search warrants at both the dispensary at 5119 Athol street and a related property in the 2800 block of Highmoor Road on Friday.
All 5 people arrested face charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and police are recommending a weapons charge as well after a sawed-off shotgun was found during one of the searches.
This investigation, which began in July, was led by the General Investigation Section of the Port Alberni Detachment and involved a number of other RCMP units.