Police Arrest Two Women Who Allegedly Sold Marijuana Out of Mahwah NJ Trailer Park
Mahwah New Jersey police recently arrested two women accused of dealing marijuana out of a local trailer park.
The Mahwah Township Police Department received a tip from an anonymous caller about drug activity at Bogert’s Trailer Park in Mahwah, NJ. Law enforcement acted on the tip and set up surveillance in the area.
According to authorities, police officers witnessed several hand-to-hand drug deals at the trailer complex. The suspects, who are both in their 40s, allegedly sold pot in a number of these transactions.
After allegedly observing the suspects conduct the drug deals, a team of detectives raided the suspects’ trailer. During the raid, police reportedly found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging material. Police also reportedly discovered a large amount of cash.
Authorities believe that the suspects were selling primarily to Mahwah high school students, as well as to young adults who lived in the surrounding area.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the marijuana distribution charges, they face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who distributes or manufactures a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) like marijuana can be charged with a felony-level offense. Even the sale of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is punishable by a sentence of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the two suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. Each suspect is being held at the facility in lieu of a $10,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “2 Women Charged with Dealing Marijuana at Mahwah Trailer Park.”