A man in Somers Point, NJ has been arrested and jailed for operating an illegal cannabis manufacturing facility in his home.
A joint investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of Last week, John Garman, aged 38, was apprehended thanks to the combined efforts of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Unit, the Somers Point police, and the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA), according to a statement issued by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police confiscated over 65 lbs of marijuana, 32 lbs of THC gummy candies, 1.5 lbs of Psilocybin mushrooms, 10 lbs of THC cartridges, and half a pound of more THC-infused candies, as reported. Police also confiscated over $119,000 in the raid.
Three children also lived in the home, a 14-year-old, was present during the arrest and had the product in their room. The other two children, aged 12 and 7, were at school during the incident.
A man named Garman has been charged with serious crimes including distributing marijuana and hashish, operating a substance-manufacturing facility, endangering a child, money laundering, and fortifying the manufacturing facility.
Garman is currently being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility and is awaiting a detention hearing.