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Man charged with selling marijuana candy

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Police today arrested a man accused of selling marijuana candy that was found recently in a Middle Tennessee school.

Special Agents in the Drug Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with members of the Giles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cino A. Thomas, age 51 of Pulaski, Tenn. for possession of a schedule VI drug for resale.

On Jan. 16, a student was found to be in possession of medical marijuana candy in a Giles County School.  

In a joint investigation with the Giles County Sheriff’s Office and the US Postal Inspection Service, authorities arrested Cino Thomas at his residence today in Pulaski for distributing marijuana candy called “Ghanga Goo” around Giles County. After a consent search was conducted, approximately 10 pounds of marijuana candy and one pound of marijuana was seized.


Intelligence collected during this investigation indicated Thomas coordinated the delivery of the medical marijuana to Tennessee where he has packaged and distributed it as medical marijuana candy marketed as “Ghanga Goo”. Thomas received the medical marijuana from a dispensary in Omer, Michigan and mailed it to himself in Pulaski.


Thomas was taken into custody today and has been booked in the Giles County Jail.

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