Marijuana advocate Tim Felger is facing a second round of drug trafficking charges after being arrested by the Mission RCMP.
The Mission Mounties and an undercover operator worked a sting and arrested Felger for allegedly selling pot out of his Das Bhang Convenience Store and Political Office on Horne Street, which also sells pot paraphernalia.
Felger appeared in Abbotsford provincial court today (Thursday) on two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of trafficking marijuana.
Abbotsford Police arrested the 52-year-old under similar circumstances in May 2009 for allegedly selling pot to minors out of his Da Kine store on Essendene Avenue, which has now been closed.
He is awaiting trial on one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and six counts of trafficking.
After a protracted battle with the City of Abbotsford, Felger lost his business licence and moved his operations to Mission, opening Dhas Bhang in the fall.
RCMP initiated the investigation into Felger after getting several complaints around drug trafficking from residents and business owners in the downtown core.
Insp. Pat Walsh, head of Mission RCMP, said the force takes citizen complaints of drug trafficking very seriously.
“This is particularly disturbing because it was occurring from within a local business in our downtown core,” Walsh said.
“This illegal behavior will not be tolerated.”
– Article from The Abbotsford Times.