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Vancouver police officers have arrested a man a day after he began operating an illicit drug dispensary in the Downtown Eastside.

According to a police statement, the 51-year-old man has been arrested for drug trafficking after he started selling cocaine, crack, methamphetamine and heroin out of a mobile trailer parked near the intersection of Main and Cordova streets.

The VPD said it could not name the individual as no charges have been laid.

Jerry Martin wears body armour and sells illicit drugs from behind a Plexiglass barrier in his mobile drug store on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. (CBC News)

Wednesday, CBC News spoke with Jerry Martin about the launch of his mobile drug store.

Martin told On the Coast host Gloria Macarenko that he planned to sell illicit drugs in small quantities, up to a maximum of 2.5 grams.

“Providing a safe, clean supply is going to hopefully stop a lot of the overdoses and a lot of the injuries and stop girls from having to do certain things just to get their drugs,” he said.

Listen: Jerry Martin explains why he decided to open an illegal drugstore in Vancouver.

On The Coast8:58Local man opens drug store that sells cocaine, MDMA and heroin

Drug store operator Jerry Martin spoke with Gloria

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