Queens prosecutor seizes converted school bus selling marijuana

It’s called a magic school bus.

Queens prosecutors have put a brake on an illegal marijuana operation that allegedly sold “Beach Boyz Budz” brand weed from a multicolored converted school bus, The Post has learned.

The bus — decked out in the Jamaican Rastafarian colors of green, yellow and red and still sporting the traditional “stop” sign — was traveling in Rockaway Park, just two blocks from nearby schools, according to the Queens prosecutor’s office.

Rastafari is a Jamaican religion that deifies former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and promotes smoking cannabis to achieve nirvana.

Two men – Omar Herrera, 32, and David Reilly, 46 – have been charged after cops said they made undercover purchases of more than 2 1/2 pounds of cannabis, 274 joints and nine THC vaporizer “pens” from the eyebrow made. Increase locale.

The pair reportedly sold the illegal goods under the name “Beach Boyz Budz.”

Queen's cannabis bust.
Queens prosecutors said two men illegally sold cannabis from this multicolored converted school bus.

Investigators said they also seized a 1-pound marijuana plant, a 1,000-milligram bottle of cannabis syrup, two jars of cannabis “crumble” and 49 bags of cannabis gummies and cookies, the bureau said.

“Stores, trucks and other outlets that currently sell recreational marijuana are doing so illegally,” Queens DA Melinda Katz said in a statement. “What consumers buy from these sellers is unregulated and certainly not government audited.”

Prosecutors noted that “private testing has revealed that the cannabis products sold through these illicit businesses often contain harmful contaminants.”

Queen's cannabis bust.
Queens prosecutors said the two defendants illegally sold cannabis and cannabis products from a converted school bus.
Queens District Attorney’s Office

“And the illegal traders undercut the legal sellers before they can even get started, resulting in lost tax revenue and lost funding for essential public services,” she added.

A state agency issued New York’s first recreational marijuana sales licenses, with those operations expected to begin operations as early as this month.

The licenses, approved by the Office of Cannabis Management, came about 20 months after the state legalized adult-use cannabis — and as the streets of New York City are flooded with unlicensed, gray-market marijuana sellers.

Queen's Marijuana Bust.
Queens prosecutors said they had seized a trove of illegal cannabis products from a converted school bus after an investigation into “Beach Boyz Budz” pot sales.
Queens District Attorney’s Office

“While the city has an obligation to support legal pharmacies, many stores in each county continue to break the law by selling unregulated products,” City Sheriff Anthony Miranda said in a statement Wednesday.

“We will continue to work with our partners to take enforcement action against those who are selling this contraband and evading taxes,” Miranda said.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore

https://nypost.com/2022/12/14/queens-da-seizes-beach-boyz-budz-school-bus-in-massive-pot-bust/ Queens prosecutor seizes converted school bus selling marijuana

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