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RCMP in Nova Scotia make another arrest in 11-month medical marijuana case

04/10/2013 04:33 EDT | Updated 06/10/2013 05:12 EDT
HALIFAX - The RCMP have made an additional arrest following an 11-month investigation into allegations that several people were misusing medical marijuana licences.

Police said in a statement today that 68-year-old Dinesh Sinha has been charged with forgery, uttering a forged document and fraud.

He was released from custody and is due in court in Halifax on June 12.

Last December, police arrested 29 people allegedly involved in the cultivation and trafficking of illegal drugs in Nova Scotia.

At the time, the RCMP said several places searched by police had licences to grow and possess marijuana, but were not following regulations set out by Health Canada.

Bruce Thorne, a spokesman for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, says the college is aware of the criminal charges against Sinha but he remains licensed to practise.

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