Seven Arrested On Drug Charges After House Party

Police were called to two parties in a two-hour time span after noise complaints.

Seven people were arrested for drug possession after police broke up a pre-New Year's Eve house party early Friday, police said.

Police arrived at a Marie Court home at around 1:28 a.m. on a report of a loud party in the back yard, according to police reports. Officers allegedly found a large group of people drinking alcohol outside and saw evidence of drug use inside and outside the home, reports said. 

Arielle A. Lesnoy, 19, Molly Bienstock, 19, Brianna Whitlock, 19, Jeremy D. Mash, 20, and Jacob Sheynin, 19, all from Fair Lawn, and Justin Carloni, 21, of Toms River, were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia. In addition, Jacob Sheynin and 26-year-old Dimitry Sheynin, also from Fair Lawn, were charged with maintaining a premise for the purpose of underage drinking and narcotic use, reports said. 

Bienstock is the daughter of Fair Lawn Mayor Lisa Swain. 

All seven were later released and scheduled to appear in Fair Lawn Municipal Court on Jan. 11, police said. 

It was the second house party police had investigated in a matter of hours. At around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, officers were called to Kenneth Avenue and Fairhaven Place on a report of a loud party. When they arrived, they allegedly found beer cans strewn about the back yard and inside the home, and saw several large groups of teenagers, according to reports. 

Five adults and nine juveniles were detained during a police investigation and all were later released at the scene. Police said charges are pending further investigation. 

Jack Oglethorpe March 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Sorry Cutters but the police did do something about the party with 9 juveniles and 5 adults. All of these detained people had to stand in front of a committee that determined their punishment.
The Most Interesting Man in the World March 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM
That's not what this article says, which is my complaint, it only says detained and released at the scene, which appears to be nothing. You have alternative info and clearly serving minors alcohol is a crime, so were any arrested, taken to the police station and charged with a crime, dealing with the prosecutor's office, etc., like the 7 with the ex-mayor's daughter? The alternative treatment sounds intersting, do you have any other brief details on how that works? The only alternative I know is pre-trial intervention, but you admit to a crime, see a judge, report to a parole type officer, stay trouble free, pay restitution, etc.
Jack Oglethorpe March 23, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I'm not exactly sure what happened but they basically had to individually appear in front of a juvenile delinquency committee that determined some sort of minor punishment.
Bill April 19, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Okay, everyone, time to switch sides! http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/Son_of_Bergen_County_Executive_Kathleen_Donovan_arrested_on_drug_charges_.html RUTHERFORD — Police arrested Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan’s 20-year-old son on drug charges after he allegedly picked up two girls from the high school and smoked marijuana with them at the county executive’s home, authorities said.
Jeremy Mash December 07, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Just found this, to let everyone know the charges were ALL dropped. The same brilliant legal system in which marijuana is illegal ruled this an illegal search and seizure because although the cops were allowed in the house after observing underage drinking, they were NOT allowed upstairs where the smoking was occurring. hahahaha


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