The owner of a Linden convenience store was arrested after police found close to seven pounds of suspected marijuana at the shop, authorities said.
Detectives made the discovery on Nov. 19 while executing a search warrant at the Absolute Snacks & Smokes, Linden Police Lt. Christopher Guenther said.
The owner, 36-year-old Antoine Blount, of Elizabeth, was subsequently taken into custody, according to Guenther.
Blount has been charged with second-degree distribution of marijuana and related narcotics charges, he has also been charged with fourth-degree possession of a weapon after authorities found a set of brass knuckles during his arrest.
He was released pending an appearance in Superior Court.
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