by Erin DeSimone article The Night Markets are notorious for their dark side.

There are many theories about why.

A recent study found that there are more than 4 million people in Canada who use night markets to make money, and that many of them are addicted to drugs.

But the dark side of the market is also true for the people who run them.

Some are just doing it for the fun, and others are doing it to make a quick buck.

Here are some of the most outlandish stories from the dark underbelly of night markets.


A 16-year-old girl was caught in the act of selling marijuana in the city of Victoria.

The young girl and a friend were caught on camera selling marijuana to a man at the night market.

They were fined $100 each.


In 2012, a young man was arrested for allegedly using the same method to make millions selling drugs to young women in Vancouver.

Police allege that the man’s undercover sales techniques led to an increase in illegal activity at night markets across Vancouver.


A 15-year old boy from Nova Scotia was arrested after police said he sold drugs at night in Vancouver’s Chinatown district.

He was charged with trafficking cocaine and cannabis.


In 2014, police said a man from Victoria who sold cocaine was selling at night at the same night as his girlfriend.


In 2011, police discovered a stash of heroin and cannabis at a Vancouver night market, and a woman was arrested on charges of trafficking.


In 2013, police say a 17-year -old girl from Edmonton was selling drugs in the Chinatown district of the city.

She was fined $250.


In 2005, police in Toronto said they arrested a man for selling drugs at a night market in Scarborough.

He pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charge and was sentenced to six months probation.


In 2010, police from the city’s North Shore found a stash in a downtown Vancouver hotel.

The drugs were valued at $1 million and they were seized by police.


In 2016, the head of the Vancouver Police Association said he believes the number of illegal drugs sold at night is increasing.

He said that more than $400 million worth of drugs are sold in the City of Vancouver each year, and most of those drugs are found at night.


In 2015, a teenager in Winnipeg was charged for allegedly selling cocaine at a downtown night market that was owned by a friend of his.

He also allegedly sold drugs to other young people.


In 2002, a man was sentenced in a Toronto court to 18 months in jail for selling cannabis and cocaine to a young girl.

He reportedly gave the girl $50 and told her she had no other options but to sell drugs.


In 2007, a 15-years-old boy was arrested by police for selling cocaine in Vancouver and was later sentenced to three years in prison.


In 1997, a teen was arrested in Vancouver for allegedly running a street-level night market called the “Night Market”.

He was found to be selling cocaine and marijuana.


In 1992, police found drugs in a Vancouver nightclub that were valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.


In 1996, police arrested a 20-year –old woman for allegedly trying to sell cocaine to minors.

She also allegedly made arrangements with a man to smuggle cocaine into Canada.


In 1993, a 19-year–old woman was charged in court with selling cocaine to children.

She allegedly bought the drugs from a man who was a dealer in the Canadian border town of B.C. 17.

In 2008, police seized a marijuana grow house and a house that belonged to an accused drug dealer.

The grow house had been rented to an 18-year‐old who had previously sold drugs in Vancouver to two teenage girls.


In 2009, a 16-years –old boy from Victoria was arrested and charged with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.

He and another teen were later sentenced.


In 2018, a woman in the Vancouver area was sentenced for drug trafficking after police say she had a “secret stash” of drugs in her basement.

She admitted to using cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy.


In 2000, a 13-year‑old boy in Toronto was arrested when police found marijuana plants and cannabis plants growing in the basement of his home.

The boy and his friends were arrested and jailed for eight months.