Mahwah, NJ – New York couple shows up for court high with 100+ bags of heroin FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform

Jamie Rauch, 30, of Tuxedo, and Dillon McCarthy, 25, of LaGrange, were arrested after the couple came to court in Mahwah high on heroin for their scheduled appearances.

Detective Grassi observed the couple “acting strangely after pulling into the parking lot of the Mahwah Municipal Building complex.” Both had scheduled appearances – Rauch for drug and traffic offenses – McCarthy for a criminal charge.

According to authorities, Rauch parked outside the painted lines and was acting strangely, there was drug paraphernalia scattered about the car, and both had track marks on their arms and necks.

After a K-9 was called in to investigate, 107 bags of heroin were discovered, along with several hypodermic needles.

Both Rauch and McCarthy were charged with possession, paraphernalia, as well as with being under the influence of drugs – then quickly released and FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that they were 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.

We are not sure if they made their court appearance…


More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.

New Jersey Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Release Services…

  • ZERO Accountability
  • ZERO Deterrent
  • ZERO Supervision
  • ZERO concern for victims
  • ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
  • Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden

Mahwah PD: Upstate NY Couple Comes To Court High With 100+ Bags Of Heroin

(reported by Jerry DeMarco of the Daily Voice – Aug 30 2017)

An upstate New York couple came to court in Mahwah high and carrying more than 100 bags of heroin, authorities said Thursday.

Detective Michael Grassi noticed Jamie Rauch, 30, of Tuxedo, and Dillon McCarthy, 25, of LaGrange “acting strangely after pulling into the parking lot of the Mahwah Municipal Building complex” in a 2003 Toyota early Tuesday evening, Police Chief James N. Batelli said.

Both had come for court hearings — Rauch for drug and traffic violations and McCarthy for a criminal charge, he said.

Rauch didn’t park within the lines, and both she and McCarthy were “moving furtively” as the detective approached them, Batelli said.

Drug paraphernalia was scattered the car and both had track marks on their arms and necks, the chief said, adding that they were also under the influence of heroin.

The K-9 unit was summoned, and Remco “positively indicated” the presence of drugs, leading to a search that turned up 107 bags of heroin and several hypodermic needles, Batelli said.

Rauch and McCarthy were charged with having the heroin and paraphernalia, as well as with being under the influence of drugs, he said.

Rauch also was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, careless driving and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, the chief said.

Both were released under New Jersey’s 2017 Bail Reform & Speedy Trial Act pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing in Hackensack, he said.

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

Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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