A Fort Lee couple in New Jersey were busted with over $300,000 in drug proceeds are now FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform.
August 27 2018
Fort Lee, NJ – After months of investigating, authorities seized cocaine, drug packaging material, and over $300,000 in suspected drug money from a couple in For Lee.
Jean Pierre Rivera-Marrero, 27, and Glorianne Oyola-Betancourt, 28 were arrested and charged with money laundering, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rivera-Marrero and Oyola-Betancourt were later released and FREE TO GO after after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined they was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.
The release is yet another example of the thousands of unaccountable and FREE TO GO pretrial releases of those criminally charged under the NJ Bail Reform Act.
Authorities said they seized nearly $300,000 in drug proceeds from a Fort Lee couple who were using their home near the George Washington Bridge as a cocaine stash house, authorities said.
They also found cocaine and packaging materials at The Point at Fort Lee, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
Jean Pierre Rivera-Marrero, 27, and Glorianne Oyola-Betancourt, 28 were arrested after a months-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in and around Bergen County, Calo said.
Rivera-Marrero “was distributing kilograms of cocaine throughout New Jersey and New York and used his residence as a stash house for narcotics and illegal cash proceeds,” the prosecutor said.
The Point is tucked behind the Linwood Plaza near Executive Drive, which connects to eastbound Route 4 a few miles from the George Washington Bridge.
Both Rivera-Marrero and Oyola-Betancourt were released pending a Sept. 5 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on charges of money laundering, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, he said.
More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.
New Jersey Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Release Services…
ZERO concern for victims
ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden