Sheriff's Office: Man arrested for drug operation
A Solvang man is in custody on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale.
On Tuesday at about 6:15 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Deputies went to the 1500 block of Acorn Way to investigate a noise complaint.
When deputies arrived, they contacted 53-year-old Alan Pugliese, who was with two boys.
Deputies said they conducted a search of his apartment, and they found significant quantities of marijuana, hash oil, THC pills, THC-laced chocolate bars, syringes with hash oil, THC-infused bottled lemonade and hash oil candied taffy.
THC is the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
Many of the items were packaged for resale and commercially labeled, the Sheriff's Office said.
A sheriff's narcotics detective found Pugliese was not in compliance with California state law relating to medical marijuana.
Pugliese was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on $20,000 bail.
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