After winning his re-election bid last year, Mayor John Ducey held a party. Many political allies and operatives were in attendance, but one man slipped by anyone’s attention until now. According to irate residents one of the attendees at last year’s victory celebration was Joel Allcock. According to Brick Shorebeat, Allcock is the Chief Operating Officer of Jersey Shore Therapeutic Health Care, the company lobbying township officials to build a marijuana dispensary in the township.
Ducey’s Democrats held the party at the River Rock restaurant. In a photo shared by a group of residents opposed to facility, Ducey is seen drinking a beer with the marijuana company executive.
Ducey had been under fire from opponents of the facility in recent weeks for his connection to other employees of the dispensary. Today, Patch reported that Michael White, Ducey’s brother-in-law also serves as the Director of Security for the proposed marijuana dispensary, making the close connections between the mayor and the medical marijuana facility come into public question.