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Authorities Arrest Somers Point Resident John Garman on Narcotics Offenses


MAYS LANDING, NJ – John Garman, 38, of Somers Point was arrested on Thursday, May 25, 2023, following a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Unit, Somers Point Police Department, and the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force. 1685453109595

The investigation determined Garman was operating a non-licensed cannabis manufacturing and distribution operation from his residence in Somers Point.

 As a result of the investigation, law enforcement seized approximately 65 lbs. of marijuana, 32 lbs. of THC gummy candy, 1.5 lbs. of Psilocybin mushrooms, 10 lbs. of THC cartridges, and .5 lb. of additional THC infused candy.  The investigation also resulted in the seizure of approximately $119,526 of United States currency.

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 1, 2023, before the Honorable Pamela D’Arcy, J.S.C.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.***

Anyone with information regarding this incident or other serious crimes please contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office website or by clicking on the link ACPO.Tips to provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip paPeople can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers website at  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.