Illegal Marijuana Dispensary Leads To Arrests – Jersey Shore Online
TOMS RIVER – Two Toms River men and a married couple from Wallington Township have been arrested in connection with an illegal cannabis dispensary in North Jersey.
During July, an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force (“BCPO NTF”) and the Garfield Police Department revealed that a store-front business named “THC JARZ,” located at 517 River Road, Garfield, was operating as an illegal marijuana dispensary. The store sold recreational marijuana and various THC products to the general public.
As a result, police arrested Jaime Costanzo, 40, who was the owner and operator of the business, and Vincent Scarpulla, 32, and Richard Walenty, 49, both of Toms River, who were employees.
The investigation involved undercover detectives buying marijuana and other THC products from the store.
On September 16, detectives executed a search warrant of the store and police said they seized a substantial amount of marijuana, THC edibles, THC wax/oil and approximately $15,000.
A search warrant was also executed at the home of Costanzo and her husband Michael Delmoral, 40, where police said they seized one additional pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia consistent with