Vancouver police say they’ve searched an illegal marijuana store after determining it had ties to organized crime and was selling pot to youth.
One employee was arrested and released Wednesday night at the Limelife Society on Rupert Street near Vanness.
Officers say they also seized evidence, but would not say what that was.
Constable Brian Montague says the investigation was started because of a suspected link to organized crime, but other concerns also came to light.
“As the investigation progressed, police did learn that there were a number of youth that were coming into the store, obtaining marijuana as well as a number of people without a valid licence obtaining marijuana”
There was no one on the premises Thursday morning, but one customer Chris stopped by, and says she thought they were one of the better pot shops.
Richard Lang complained to the city about the shop as far back as two months ago, and he was surprised with information the city gave him.
“Rules were set, followed that immediately, they told me they weren’t allowed anymore edibles”
Lang also says the shop was located too close to a nearby elementary school.
The VPD says to date it has executed 11 search warrants on illegal marijuana stores throughout the city .