Basic tip: Don’t bring 107 bags of heroin to a court date, cops say
MAHWAH — Two New York residents already in court on drug charges found themselves in more trouble recently when, police say, they discovered a large amount of drugs in their car.
According to police, on Tuesday night officers observed 30-year-old Jamie Rauch and 25-year-old Dillon T. McCarthy acting strangely in the parking lot of the municipal court. When the two were approached by officers, it was determined they were under the influence of drugs, police said.
The pair were found with drug paraphernalia, police said, and officers could see track marks on their arms and necks consistent with intravenous drug use. K-9 officers were called to the scene and helped police find 107 bags of heroin, 11 hypodermic needles, and other items "consistent with heroin use" during a search of the vehicle, police said.
Rauch was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of hypodermic needles. She was also charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
McCarthy was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of hypodermic needles. They were arrested and processed on summonses pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing. The vehicle was impounded by police.
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