Anchorage man arrested for selling unlicensed Marijuana edibles

    Examples of the items sold to the undercover AMCO officer. (Photo Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Commerce)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An Anchorage man was arrested by authorities Wednesday after allegedly selling cannabis edibles that contained THC levels beyond the legal amount that is able to be sold in Alaska, and doing so without a license or permit.

    51-year-old Anchorage man Robert Ridenour Jr. was arrested by the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office and Anchorage Police on 2 counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree

    Ridenour was selling the edibles online, calling it "strong herb candy." Undercover drug officers had bought the edibles and found the packages contained more than 600 milligrams of THC, 500 over the legal limit to distribute in Alaska.

    The edibles were also contained within packaging made to look like recognizable candy packaging, which authorities said could be attractive to children.

    According to a release, Ridenour did not possess, or attempted to obtain, a legal marijuana license or a marijuana-handler permit.

    The investigation as to how these items arrived in Alaska and where they originated from is ongoing.

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