By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are celebrating an arrest that took nearly one pound of marijuana off of city streets. Police say the suspect is a repeat offender who was busted on the 6000 block of Walnut Street in West Philadelphia on Saturday.

Philadelphia Police Capt. Matthew Gillespie said in a tweet, “narcotic selling (even marijuana) is a precursor to gun violence.”

Police did not immediately release the suspect’s identity.