Marijuana activist Chris Enns arrested after Lake Echo traffic stop
RCMP allege Farm Assists owner had 2.7 kilograms of marijuana in his vehicle, plus shatter and hash oil
A Nova Scotian marijuana activist was pulled over for speeding Wednesday and then arrested on charges of possessing several kilograms of the plant.
RCMP say they stopped Christopher Enns on Highway 7 near Lake Echo at about 4 p.m.
"After speaking with the driver, the police officer arrested him and acquired grounds to search the vehicle," Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said in a media release Thursday.
She said police seized:
- 2.7 kilograms of marijuana.
- 148 grams of shatter (a marijuana derivative).
- About 500 capsules of cannabidiol, or hash oil.
Enns faces two charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and one of breach of conditions.
Enns was due in court Thursday to answer the charges. He owns Farm Assists, a cannabis dispensary in Halifax. His store has been raided at least three times since 2013.