East Van pot shop raid latest in crackdown on illegal dispensaries

The raid marks the latest of 11 warrants have been served on suspected illegal marijuana stores across Vancouver.

The police drug unit has been watching the store on Vanness and Rupert streets s
The police drug unit has been watching the store on Vanness and Rupert streets store for about a month, following complaints that it may be linked to organized crime. (Image from Google Maps)

An East Van marijuana dispensary has been busted for its alleged ties to organized crime and for selling to minors and those without medical marijuana licences.

Officers executed a search warrant at the Limelife Society at 4866 Rupert St. on Wednesday night, according to Sgt. Randy Fincham. Limelife boasts five locations — four in Vancouver and one in Nanaimo.

One employee was arrested and released at the scene and evidence has been seized to help with the ongoing investigation, he said.

Members of the Vancouver Police drug unit have watched the store for about a month, following complaints that it may be linked to organized crime.

To date, 11 warrants have been served on suspected illegal marijuana stores across Vancouver and Fincham says the VPD remains focused on stopping violent drug traffickers and those who jeopardize the safety of young or vulnerable residents.

 

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