Authorities: CA Man Shipped Marijuana Cross-Country to Delran

Thomas Arnold of Santa Barbara allegedly sent a big shipment of pot to South Jersey.

Authorities weeded out a huge shipment of "high-grade" marijuana allegedly sent by a California man to a public-storage facility in Delran. 

Thomas Arnold, 55, of the 100 block of East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday. 

Arnold made arrangements to have the marijuana shipped in a container to the Delran facility, and he was arrested May 16 after the container arrived, authorities said. The container held 15 large boxes of marijuana weighing a total of about 250 pounds. The marijuana has a street value of $1 million, authorities said. 

Arnold was held in the Burlington County Jail on $250,000 cash bail. His case will be presented to a state grand jury in Burlington County for possible indictment. 

The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey State Police and the Delran Police Department. 

The prosecutor's office declined to release additional details about the case Tuesday afternoon. 

familyman May 26, 2012 at 06:44 AM
maybe you people should think about this. maybe this is all this guy got caught for. maybe he deals other drugs also. stuff that our kids might be out there experimenting with. possibly dying from. how would you feel if your child died from the drugs this guy put on the streets. if he has a family and kids imagine the life of lies you would have to lead to do this. if he has kids how do you think they feel right now. i dont care how nice somebody is in high school. you do stuff like this that might effect my family. you can rot
FbS May 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM
exactly.. nice guy in high school > drug dealer does not apply.. ever
geo May 26, 2012 at 08:13 PM
It is still illegal. You may even think its ok to smoke and drive, or even go to work under the influence. To his friends that think its ok, well would you want your kids buying from him, and or facing prosecution due to possession. What if your home or your vehicle is damaged or burglarized to buy his "product" ? To bad for Tom, he won't get that big payout he so eagerly anticipated, great for the general pubic Laws are laws, I and many others have learned. BTW, if he's selling one thing illegally, what else is "nice guy" doing for to promote a better society ?
Truth Seeker May 26, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Nice guy? There is nothing nice about Tom Arnold, unless there is something he wants from you. Charming, yes, like a snake in the grass. His greedy venture for money and grandeur started many years ago. His drug of choice is actually cocaine. Well, I guess that comes from a plant too. All you have to do is look at his face to see what a lifetime of lies and darkness will do to a person. He leaves a trail of hurt and destruction in his path. When someone dances with greed what would he be willing to do to protect it? All in the name of Tom Arnold who thought he was untouchable, even god like. I guarantee there are many people close and far away hurting and destroyed by this egocentric man. Even dead? How far does someone go to protect such a narcissistic reality? I suppose only he knows and at the end of the day he only has himself to blame.
DDinCA June 27, 2012 at 07:48 AM
$1 million for 250lbs = $31.25 per 1/8 ounce. You're saying it sells for 15 bucks an eighth in CA? I don't think so.


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