Police bust NJ family marijuana, THC business in Toms River – New Jersey 101.5 FM

⬜ While marijuana use is legal, this shop was not⬜ NJ man found with huge supply of THC items, pot⬜ Business had started NJ legal process over a year ago

TOMS RIVER — A township man and his 74-year-old mom were both facing charges on Monday after authorities said they had been running an illegal dispensary.

“EarthE CBD” came under investigation starting in May, by a multi-level force involving municipal, county and state law enforcement, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said.

The shop is located at 298 West Water St. in Toms River, according to a business Facebook page.

Scott Carlino (Ocean County Sheriff’s Office)

Scott Carlino (Ocean County Sheriff’s Office)


He had applied for marijuana license

Months earlier, Scott Carlino had applied for and received state approval for a conditional license.

The 52-year-old Carlino was then supposed to notify the Cannabis Regulatory Commission whether he would proceed with the process, which involved submitting a several-hundred dollar fee.

“During the conditional license phase, the conditional license holder shall not engage in purchasing, possessing, selling, cultivating, manufacturing, or selling cannabis or cannabis products,” according to the NJCRC letter sent to Carlino in November 2022.

Illegal dealing, cops say

By last month, investigators had established that Carlino and his mother, Ellen Carlino, had

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