Flyer advertising “Georgia Peach” dispensary leads to drug arrest

SIX NATIONS — A Facebook post advertising a new “Georgia Peach” cannabis dispensary on Six Nations caused community uproar and police investigation leading to drug charges for two men. On Thursday, January 31 a social media post was widely distributed among Six Nations community members, advertising that the recently shut down Hamilton cannabis dispensary “Georgia

SIX NATIONS — A Facebook post advertising a new “Georgia Peach” cannabis dispensary on Six Nations caused community uproar and police investigation leading to drug charges for two men.

On Thursday, January 31 a social media post was widely distributed among Six Nations community members, advertising that the recently shut down Hamilton cannabis dispensary “Georgia Peach” had found new life on Six Nations of the Grand River.

Residents speculated the safety of the dispensary on social media, concerned that non-indigenous dispensary owners may be trying to hide illegal drug activity on reserve land and bringing unknown substances to the territory out of reach of provincial drug enforcement officers.

Six Nations men took action and blocked the road leading to the dispensary at 1715 Third Line. This community-led action followed with Six Nations Police arriving with a search warrant. Traffic was halted on Third Line for most of the afternoon.

Police say they searched the premises and found dried cannabis with packaging materials and scales. Those items were seized.

Police said in a statement that a vehicle was found on site and in it suspected cocaine and an undisclosed but “large amount of cash”.

Six Nations Police arrested a 51 year old Six Nations man, Donovan Dell

Clause, for Possession of Illicit Cannabis, Distribution of Illicit Cannabis, and Possession for the Purpose of Distribution contrary to the Cannabis Act.

Six Nations Police also arrested a 53 year old Burlington man, George Douglas Scott Herd, for Possession of Illicit Cannabis, Distribution of Illicit Cannabis, and Possession for the Purpose of Distribution contrary to the Cannabis Act.

Six Nations Police are asking anyone with information about this or any other crime to contact them at 519-445-2811.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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