Police: Tobacco Shop in Pleasantville, NJ, Busted For Illegal Marijuana Sales
Authorities in Pleasantville say two people are facing charges after a tobacco shop was busted for illegally selling marijuana.
On Tuesday, the Pleasantville Police Department with help from the Atlantic County Regional SWAT Team and the FBI executed a search warrant at The Gas Station Boys at 18 N. Main Street, which, according to their website, sells "premium cannabis products..."
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Police say the search warrant was the result of an extensive investigation into the illegal sale of marijuana which started after numerous residents in the area complained.
21-year-old Christian Mezquita of Pleasantville and 24-year-old Jesus Marero of Fresh Meadows, NY, were charged with:
- Manufacturing CDS
- Maintaining a CDS Production Facility
- Possession with Intent to Distribute within 500 ft. of Public Property
- Possession with Intent to Distribute within 1000 ft. of a School Zone
- Money Laundering
- Possession of CDS
Both Mezquita and Marero were transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a hearing.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.