Barred from selling pot, Windsor man now giving it away

Not even two weeks after being raided by the Windsor police drug squad for allegedly selling cannabis illegally, the Compassion House was packing them in again this week, only now the pot was being given away.

“This is what it’s all about at Compassion House,” owner Leo Lucier said Friday between truck runs of coats and cans to locations like the Downtown Mission and the Windsor Youth Centre. The food bank at a local women’s shelter was another of this week’s drop-off destinations… perhaps one of the more surprising food donors to visit the Compassion House on Friday was a retired Windsor drug squad sergeant who knew Lucier from the days when he would regularly arrest him. “He’s doing a good thing here — he’s helping people out,” said Kevin Trudell, who dropped off cans of food and spaghetti sauce and boxes of Kraft Dinner. Lucier might have been a marijuana drug dealer, but he’s “not a big bad criminal,” said Trudell. Retired from the Windsor Police Service in 2011 after a 32-year career in policing, including 11 years on the drug unit, Trudell said he heard about what Lucier was doing this week and wanted to show his support.

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Barred from selling pot, Windsor man now giving it away
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