A former contestant on "Shark Tank" just got arrested in connection to a New Jersey cocaine distribution ring. I guess the paint brush cover business wasn't bringing in enough cash.

53-year-old John DePaola and eight others were busted following a nine-month investigation called "Operation Snowball."

DePaola, whose paint brush cover company got a $200,000 deal on "Shark Tank," was helping move approximately two-thirds of a pound of coke a week.

Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Lori Greiner was the shark that bid $200,000 for the paint brush cover. DePaola's company surged from $35,000 in sales to $1.5 million following the "Shark Tank" appearance.

Here's his segment:

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