Vancouver Police have executed a search warrant on an illegal marijuana store after investigators determined that the store allegedly had ties to organized crime.

Last night, members of the Vancouver Police Department’s Drug Unit executed a search warrant at the Limelife Society located at 4866 Rupert Street.

One employee was arrested and released at the scene, and police seized evidence in their ongoing investigation.

In July of 2015, police received information that the store had links to an organized crime group. As the investigation progressed, police determined that marijuana was being sold to youth in the area, as well as to those without a valid license.

“Our priority remains focused on violent drug traffickers and those who jeopardize the safety of youth and the marginalized in our community,” says VPD spokesperson Sergeant Randy Fincham. “The VPD will continue to respond to residents’ concerns and take enforcement action if it is required.”

To date, police have executed 11 search warrants on illegal marijuana stores throughout Vancouver.