NJ man had nearly 100 pounds of marijuana and edibles, cops say
A Somers Point man is facing a long list of charges after authorities say he was "operating a non-licensed cannabis manufacturing and distribution operation from his residence."
38-year-old John Garman was arrested last Thursday following a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, Somers Point Police Department, and the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force.
As a result of the investigation, law enforcement seized the following items:
- Approximately 65 pounds of marijuana
- 32 pounds of THC gummy candy
- 1.5 pounds of Psilocybin mushrooms
- 10 pounds of THC cartridges
- 0.5 pounds of additional THC-infused candy
- Approximately $119,526 cash
Garman was charged with the following offenses:
- Distribution of marijuana (first-degree)
- Distribution of hashish (first-degree)
- Operating a CDS manufacturing facility / marijuana (first-degree)
- Operating a CDS manufacturing facility / hashish (first-degree)
- Endangering the welfare of a child (second-degree)
- Money laundering (second-degree)
- Fortifying a CDS manufacturing facility (third-degree)
Garman was lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a detention hearing, which is scheduled to be heard on June 1st.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.