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Mahwah Police Seize Drugs, Bust Two In Raid On Hotel Room Near High School

Casey Schweiger, Jose Dominguez
Casey Schweiger, Jose Dominguez Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy MAHWAH PD

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Cocaine, Oxycodone and pot were among the drugs being sold from a hotel room near Mahwah High School, said police who busted a couple staying there.

Investigating a tip, Detective Michael Grassi and Officer Matthew Buonocore and Officer Liam Kantanas watched the Route 17 hotel for four days before obtaining a search warrant and raiding the room, Police Chief James N. Batelli said.

They were joined by patrol officers -- among them, Officer Robert Rapp and drug-sniffing K9 Remco, Batelli said.

Arrested on a variety of drug charges -- including having drugs for sale within 1,000 feet of a school -- were Jose Dominguez, 29, of Hawthorne and Casey Schweiger, 24, of the South Jersey town of Brown Mills.

Both were released pending March 9 appearances in Central Judicial Municipal Court in Hackensack.

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