Police bust man with marijuana beef jerky

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    A Delaware man who allegedly had weed beef jerky and other marijuana products in his car is now facing charges in New Jersey.

    Galloway police say 23-year-old McGregor Bernadin, of Smyrna, was charged earlier this month with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. 

    The charges stem from a May 10 traffic stop on Route 30 after police noticed a vehicular violation.

    Authorities say Bernadin had THC-infused beef jerky, more than a pound of marijuana, THC inhalers and dabs, hemp oil syringes, and a large amount of cash.

    THC is the acronym for tetrahydrocannabidinol, the active ingredient in cannabis that gives the substance its psychoactive effects.

    Bernadin was released on a summons. A telephone number for him could not be located Saturday.

    A New Jersey legislator last week planted the seeds for marijuana legalization by introducing a bill in the state Senate. Governor Chris Christie is a fierce opponent of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in state, where the medicinal use is permitted but heavily regulated. 

    At a substance abuse forum earlier this month, Christie said legalizing marijuana would be “beyond stupid” during the ongoing opiate crisis. 

    “But people are saying pot’s OK. This is nothing more than crazy liberals who want to say everything’s OK. Baloney,” he said. 

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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