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$13M in drugs seized from The ChronFather, a Calgary online dispensary

Calgary police have seized more than $13-million worth of marijuana and magic mushrooms from an online business called The ChronFather.

Website sold cannabis and magic mushroom products

Police say they seized more than $13-million worth of cannabis and magic mushroom products, pictured above, from homes in Calgary and B.C. Investigators believe the products were being sold online via a website called The ChronFather. (thechronfather.ca archive/Calgary Police Service)

Calgary police have seized more than $13-million worth of marijuana and magic mushrooms from an online business called The ChronFather.

According to an archive of the company's website, The ChronFather billed itself as an online dispensary for "bulk/craft" marijuana and "zoomer" products.

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) says its investigation began in April after a tip about the online sales of psilocybin and cannabis products operating out of a Calgary home.

Investigators found several properties in British Columbia that police allege were being used in the trafficking operation to produce, distribute and store the drugs. 

Dealers collected $11M since January

Police say the website's operators collected more than $11 million since January.

Last week, CPS and RCMP executed five search warrants at properties in Calgary, Kelowna and Beaverdell, B.C., resulting in the seizure of about $13 million in cannabis products and $85,000 in dried and gummy magic mushrooms.

Police also seized cash, four rifles and a truck.

Forfeiture offices in Alberta and B.C. are going after funds in several bank accounts and four properties.

Last week, Calgary police and RCMP executed five search warrants in Alberta and B.C., interrupting the production, processing and distribution and sale of millions of dollars of drugs online. (Calgary Police Service)

Charges are now pending against two people. 

The sellers of the black market drugs put citizens at risk when they operated outside of the regulated cannabis production and distribution channels, said a CPS spokesperson.

"Not only did purchases made through this website fund illegal organized criminal activities, production and storage facilities of this size are often the target of accompanying violence that puts our community at risk," said Insp. Phil Hoetger. 

"Additionally, without any regulatory oversight, there were no measures in place to ensure that these products were safe for consumption."

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