A Solvang man was arrested Tuesday for dealing marijuana after Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies responded to his home on a noise complaint. Deputies arrived to the 1500 block of Acorn Way and made contact with 53-year-old Alan Pugliese and two male juveniles.
Because Pugliese was on felony probation, deputies were able to search his apartment. According to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, 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.” Many of the items were packaged for sale with commercial labels, said Hoover.
A Sheriff’s Narcotics Detective from the Special Investigations Bureau was called in and determined Pugliese was not in compliance with state medical marijuana laws, she explained.
Pugliese was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on $20,000 bail.