Burnaby Man and Mom Face Drug Charges After Vancouver ‘Medical Cannabis’ Store Raid

A Vancouver-area man who describes himself online as a “legal marijuana owner” is facing drug charges along with his mother stemming from a police raid on what the pair called a “medical cannabis” dispensary.

Vancouver police raided the iMedikate store on Renfrew Street in February after receiving complaints from neighbours about drug activity.

“We received numerous complaints about the sale of drugs and the fact that it existed close to a school,” said VPD spokesman Const. Lindsey Houghton.

In what may be the first case in B.C., Crown laid drug charges and issued B.C.-wide warrants for Linda Marlene Klokeid, 51, of Maple Ridge, and Mark Thomas Klokeid, 30, of Burnaby.

Linda Klokeid is charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance. Both are charged with one count each of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Mark Klokeid’s assistant who answered his phone said he was out of town. Klokeid didn’t return a request for comment.

– Read the entire article at The Province.