Contact Us
North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town
Return to your home site

Menu

North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

Nearby Towns

  • Ramapo
    serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills
  • Orangetown
    serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan
  • Clarkstown
    serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack
Breaking News: Rockland Could See New Round Of Snow As Frigid Air Arrives
police & fire

Mahwah PD: Connecticut Couple Busted On Route 287 With Unaccounted $8,000

McClendon Jones
McClendon Jones Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy MAHWAH PD

MAHWAH, N.J. – A Connecticut couple stopped by Mahwah police on southbound Route 287 with $8,000 in suspected drug money weren’t into telling the truth – which ended up sending one of them to jail, authorities said.

Officer Tyler Boucher spotted a small amount of pot in the lap of 37-year-old passenger McClendon Jones of Hartford after stopping a vehicle driver by Shian Anderson, 25, of Manchester, Police Chief James N. Batelli said.

Boucher also “smelled the odor of raw marijuana,” he said.

The officer ordered both out of the car after Jones “admitted to the officer that he had been rolling a blunt,” the chief said.

Boucher searched the car and found a jacket in the backseat with the cash in assorted denominations, Batelli said.

After changing his story, Jones admitted the jacket was his – but he gave the officer a bogus name and birthdate and couldn’t explain where the dough came from, the chief said.

When Boucher confronted him with this, Jones finally admitted his identity, he said.

It turned out that he was wanted in Connecticut on charges of pot possession and providing false information to police, Batelli said.

Anderson was released on a summonses for careless driving, having an open container of alcohol in a car and improper display of license plates.

Jones, meanwhile, remained held in the Bergen County Jail following a detention hearing on the Connecticut warrant and charges out of Mahwah of money laundering, providing false information to police and drug-related counts.

The money was seized pending the results of a forfeiture hearing.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

North Rockland Daily Voice!

Serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.