- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested on witness tampering charges and was broadcasting on Facebook Live when SWAT team members burst through the door.

Mercer County authorities say Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion was arrested Friday afternoon; he was indicted Tuesday by grand jury. His broadcast captured the moment officers entered a room at his girlfriend’s house.

Forchion tells NJ.com (https://bit.ly/2m4Jcud) he thinks the new charges stem from him revealing the name of a confidential informant.

Forchion was arrested in April during a police raid of his eatery, called NJ Weedman’s Joint. He is charged with selling marijuana at his establishment.

Prosecutors have said an informant bought marijuana from Forchion multiple times before the raid and provided essential information on the sales.


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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