OCPO: 24 arrested after yearlong multi-jurisdictional investigation

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer joined Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni as he announced today that 24 men and women have been arrested after a yearlong multi-jurisdictional investigation titled “Operation on the Ropes.”

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force assisted the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and several federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies to take down a large scale marijuana & THC distribution network that operated in in Ocean, Monmouth and Bergen counties as well as parts of New York.

“Operation on the Ropes” resulted in the seizure of approximately 21,000 pieces of candy infused with THC, 1,100 lbs. of marijuana and over 6,000 flavored THC vape cartridges with an estimated street value of $1.9 million dollars.

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  1. This story is actually very scary. There are many children in our town who vape, thinking that it’s harmless.
    What they don’t realize , is all they need is one time to receive a “bad” flavored THC cartridge and their entire life path is altered. They become addicted unknowingly to marijuana based products. They have changes in their behavior patterns and continue on a downward spiral.
    There are many scary people out there, who will give these children free ones and then they become addicts and hooked.

  2. Was this even a remotely wise allocation of resources when the seized items included only marijuana-related products without so much as mention of weapons or any other type of controlled substances-related products, and the trend toward legalization of marijuana and it’s related products is very strong, even at a federal level?

  3. The multi-jurisdictions did a gr8 job of taking this illegal stuff off the streets but, we need to ask ourselves, was this worth a yr long investigation ?? Governor Murphy is gonna legalize marijuana any day now. So, retroactively, it’s a complete waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

  4. Just weed…come on its heroin crack and guns killing people and most in some sort of position of power smoke vapes or has edibles…facts

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