With a dozen or more cannabis shops in the city who does the guy on the corner sell the product to?

With close to a dozen retail cannabis operations in the city – how does the private sector make a living?  Mr.Beraldo, a 59 year old Burlington resident has been put out of business for awhile.

The Halton Regional Police Service has concluded a two week long drug trafficking investigation in the City of Burlington.

Investigation by the Burlington Street Crime Unit has led to charges against the following individual:

Cannabis seized Oct 28

That’s a lot of evidence.

Sergio BERALDO (59 years old from Burlington)

  • Possession for the Purpose of Selling – Cannabis (2 counts)
  • Possession for the Purpose of Selling – Cannabis Derivatives (2 counts)
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Oxycodone (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Psilocybin
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Morphine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine

On October 28th 2020, Investigators from the Street Crime Unit, District Response Unit and Risk Mitigation Team executed search warrants at a residence, an outbuilding and on two vehicles in the City of Burlington.  As a result; the following items were seized:

  • 1.3 kilograms of cannabis
  • 7 x 420mg THC gummies
  • 2 THC vape pens
  • 21 oxycodone pills (some crushed into capsules)
  • 2.4 grams cocaine
  • 1 morphine pill
  • 3.2 grams psilocybin
  • 1 cellular telephone
  • 2 digital scales
  • $1575.00 cash

$13,670 worth of drugs was seized as a result of the search warrants. (Photo attached).

Beraldo was released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2342.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.  “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

People charged with a criminal offence are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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3 comments to With a dozen or more cannabis shops in the city who does the guy on the corner sell the product to?

  • bonnie

    Gref,

    I think you will find there is only one city in Canada with more cannabis shops per capita. The shops will continue to appear in Burlington thanks to the majority of our current council members who voted to support this motion. As I’m sure you are aware, Oakville did not vote in favour, so all their folks come this way to shop.

  • Gref

    Also, it’s a complete joke that we have that many shops. What is our shops per capita compared to other cities?

    I’m not anti-pot, but do we need to be a shopping destination for it? What is the City doing?

  • Steve

    Perhaps its those 300 dollar an ounce marijuana prices that keep private sellers involved.

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