Popular Pizzeria Owner Busted Manufacturing Pot Edibles In NJ Home
The owner of a popular pizzeria in Sayreville, New Jersey, and his wife are accused of possessing more than 25 pounds of marijuana and operating a marijuana pharmacy where they lived at home, authorities said. The restaurant's owner and wife, both in the 2200 block of East Main Street, were charged after Sayers County police executed a search warrant at the apartment on Friday, according to court documents.
According to the lawsuit against the couple, they had the means to make and ship various types of edibles and marijuana, many of which were available to their two children as utensils. Angela Colandrea is a medical marijuana lawyer who runs a co-op pharmacy for well-versed patients, according to court documents. The indictment says that police seized marijuana and other items used to ship the marijuana profitably. When he arrived on Tuesday afternoon, Col Andrew declined to comment on the allegations, saying it was merely an allegation, but adding that business was running normally.
Middlesex County prosecutors did not say whether the couple was home at the time of the search and arrest. The Colandreas are charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to endanger a child and two counts of conspiracy. Dough's Pizza and Herban advertised marijuana-infused dinners, including one scheduled for the night search warrants were executed. In addition to Nunzio's, Michael's also offers a variety of other pizzas, as well as pizzas and pasta dishes, according to the lawsuit.
Nunzio's Kitchen, which the lawsuit says was owned by Michael and his two siblings who now run it.
Michael and Angela Colandrea will appear Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Durbin in Newark. Several media outlets have praised Nunzio's Kitchen, a popular pizza chain from New Jersey, and its owner has included in the NJ.com Top 25 rankings in 2015 and 2016. Consider a one-time or subscribed subscription to NJ - com for just $5 a month or $10 a year.