LISTEN: Mother finds marijuana in toy bought at Bramalea City Centre
Target says it is working with Peel Regional Police to determine how a bag of pot made it into an unsold toy
Peel Regional Police are investigating after a bag of marijuana was found stashed in a toy bought from the Target store at Bramalea City Centre.
Monika Milewska says she was cooking dinner for her family on Wednesday, when her kindergarten-aged son came to her.
He needed her help to open the packaging of the $5 Angry Birds game he and his father bought earlier that day.
Milewska says she came back to the living room to find a bag of marijuana sitting on the couch, adding that it was stuffed in the toy box.
She took the drugs — Milewska says authorities told her it was about 85 grams — to the police station and brought the toy back to Target.
NEWSTALK 1010’s James Moore reports…
Store employees exchanged the toy but Milewska says she’s troubled by what she feels is a lack of concern on the part of Target staffers.
The company recently started liquidating its stock as it prepares to leave Canada after a failed attempt to gain a foothold in the market.
Milewska tells CP24 the store was not able to explain how the marijuana got into the package.
A Target representative sent a written statement after a request for comment from NEWSTALK 1010:
“The store promptly replaced the item when this was brought to their attention by the guest, and Target Canada is partnering with local law enforcement on this incident. Any additional questions can be directed to the local law enforcement.”
Article source Newstalk 1010
Ontario mom finds bag of marijuana stuffed inside Angry Birds toy
Police are investigating after an Ontario mother received an extra-special gift with purchase—a vacuum-sealed bag full of marijuana.
Monica Milewska told CP24 News that she was helping her son open the box for a $5 Angry Birds Telepod game that she bought at the Brampton Target when she found the 85-gram bag of pot.
Target Canada, which recently announced it was ending operations in our fair country, is currently liquidating all of its stock in stores across the country.
Of course, with the proliferation of cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver, perhaps the retailer should be leaning into this highly profitable market?
Peel Regional Police estimate the weed is worth between $800 and $850, or about $600 in West Coast prices.
Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact Peel Crime Stoppers, although the criminal has likely already learned a very stupid lesson.
Article source Georgia Straight
Peel Police – Investigators Seek Public’s Assistance After Marijuana Located in a Toy
Brampton – Investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance after a quantity of drugs were located in a toy purchased from a Target store at 25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.
On February 11, 2015, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the complainant attended the Target store located at 25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, to purchase an Angry Bird toy. Once at home the complainant found what appeared to be Marijuana within the package.
Police were contacted and an investigation was commenced. Police searched the store with employees the toy was purchased at and did not locate any further suspicious packages. Surveillance video is being examined and sale records checked to determine if there is evidence to indicate who put the Marijuana in the package.
To view a photo of the drugs please please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca
Investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking anyone who may be able to provide a location for this individual, or who may have information about this matter, to call them at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133. Anonymous information may also be submitted to Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Information leading to the identification of the suspects may qualify for a cash reward.
Article source Peel Regional Police
Large bag of marijuana found in toy box in Brampton
As Adrian Ghobrial reports, a family found a large bag of marijuana inside the box of an Angry Birds toy purchased at the Target at Bramalea City Centre.
Video report City News
Mother reacts after bag of marijuana found inside Angry Birds toy box
A family found a large bag of marijuana inside the box of an Angry Birds toy purchased at the Target at Bramalea City Centre on Wednesday. Monika Milewska spoke with Adrian Ghobrial about how her family discovered the drugs.
Video source City News Toronto