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Vancouver police say they expect to recommend charges after raiding a Downtown Eastside marijuana dispensary.

Officers with the Vancouver Police drugs section executed the search warrant on the Real Compassion Society at 151 East Hastings St. at 1 p.m. on Friday to "obtain additional evidence relevant to an ongoing drug investigation," the department said in a news release.

No arrests were made, however police say the investigation is continuing and they expect to recommend charges when it is complete. Investigators will also consider whether civil forfeiture should be recommended.

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"Drug investigators do not believe that the operators of this dispensary were intent on providing any type of medical service, but instead were allegedly trafficking in significant amounts of marijuana for financial gain," the news release stated.

Police say they had also taken "incremental steps" to address public safety concerns at the dispensary and began the criminal investigation after the concerns persisted.

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