The Mahwah Township Police Department got a call from an anonymous tipster about possible drug activity at Bogert’s Trailer Park in Mahwah, New Jersey. Authorities acted on the tip and set up surveillance at the trailer complex.
According to law enforcement, police officers observed the suspect engaging in a number of hand-to-hand drug transactions at the Mahwah trailer park.
After reportedly watching the suspects conduct the drug deals, a team of Mahwah NJ detectives raided the suspects’ trailer. During the raid, police allegedly came across marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging material. Police also seized a large amount of cash.
Shortly after conducting the raid, Mahwah police placed the two suspects under arrest. The suspects have been charged with a number of drug crimes, including marijuana distribution, marijuana possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials believe that the majority of drug deals at the trailer park involved Mahwah high school students and other young adults from the area.
If the suspects are eventually convicted of marijuana distribution, they could be subject to stiff penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who attempts to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) such as marijuana can be charged with a felony. Even if the quantity of marijuana is less than 1 ounce, a conviction for marijuana distribution could result in a sentence of up to 18 months in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the two suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. Each suspect is being held at the correctional facility on a $10,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “2 Women Charged with Dealing Marijuana at Mahwah Trailer Park.”