Phillipsburg, NJ – Drug Raid Leads to 6 Arrests – Now FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform

A month long investigation by the Phillipsburg Police Department and Warren County Prosecutors Office led to the arrest of six individuals…all released on a SUMMONS and FREE TO GO thanks to NJ Bail Reform.

Charges for those arrested included possession of cocaine, intent to distribute, and possession of a stun gun.

Catch & Release…a complete mockery of our criminal justice system. Cops are frustrated. Taxpayers foot the bill…essentially subsidizing criminal activity.  Offenders walk before the ink is dry on the charge sheet with no measure of accountability whatsoever. A law aimed at making our criminal justice process more “fair” continues to jail offenders for non-payment of fines…but will let a prior felon on a gun charge free on a “pinky promise.”

Who exactly is bail reform actually helping…other than those charged with criminal activity? It’s certainly not the victims. It’s certainly not the police who protect us. It’s certainly not the taxpayer who pays for this.

The only person bail reform is helping are those that have been lawfully charged for criminal offenses.  Welcome to New Jersey…the Garden State of Unaccountability.  

– US Bail Reform

6 arrested in late-night Phillipsburg drug raid

(reported by Steve Novak of Lehigh Valley Live – Apr 7 2017)

A monthlong investigation into drug distribution has culminated in a raid and six arrests late Thursday in Phillipsburg.

Authorities from the town and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office at 10:40 p.m. searched an apartment in the 100 block of Chambers Street, town police said Friday in a news release. At one point, an officer was seen on the roof collecting a bag.

Five of those arrested resided in the apartment, police said.

Authorities reported the following charges:

Andre L. Nesmith, 32, is charged with one count each of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both disorderly persons offenses.

Andrew M. Nesmith, 25, is charged with one count each of possessing marijuana, a disorderly persons offense, and cocaine, a third-degree charge.

Devon L. Mclean, 27, is charged with third-degree possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense.

Mark A. Thompson, 30, is charged with two counts of third-degree possession of cocaine, one third-degree count of intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession of marijuana and one fourth-degree count of hindering prosecution.

Rashon C. Williams, 28, is charged with one count each of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of cocaine and fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon, in this case a stun gun.

Tiffany A. Zrinski, 23, of the 700 block of East Central Avenue in Alpha, is charged with one count each of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and third-degree possession of alprazolam — an anxiety medication — and amphetamine pills.

All were issued a summons and released except for Williams, who was sent to the county jail on an outstanding warrant, police said.

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You’ve been LIED to New Jersey…NJ Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.

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