Judge blocks Paterson cop, charged with dealing drugs, from traveling to Dominican Republic | Paterson Times

Judge blocks Paterson cop, charged with dealing drugs, from traveling to Dominican Republic


A federal judge blocked a police officer, accused of using his marked squad car to deal drugs, from traveling to the Dominican Republic, according to court records.

Ruben McAusland, who pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with intent to distribute and deprivation of civil rights under color of law in June, wanted to travel to the Caribbean island to attend a wedding.

McAusland was to be the best man at the wedding. He submitted his travel plans to the court a month after the FBI arrested him for dealing heroin, crack-cocaine, powder cocaine, and marijuana.

Federal authorities said McAusland got his hands on narcotics when police conducted drug busts. He sold drugs from 2017 through early 2018, according to the FBI.

McAusland’s attorney wanted the court to return his passport for travel outside the U.S. from May 8 through 14, 2018, according to court records.

Judge Steven Mannion denied the request.

McAusland, who is one of five police officers in Paterson arrested for corruption, is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

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  • Plumber

    Smart move he would have disappeared that POS

  • John Brown

    sure you can go. after you served your sentence.

  • iG @fonerin5

    Trash dominican.. making all the hard working dominicans like me look bad on everyones eyes.. dumb.. f..ck

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    how is he out?, I would deny bail for him

  • Miss jamaica

    No travel plan for you, you are a criminal kindly serve your time then you free to travel all you want.
    He was never coming back to America if giving the opportunity.
    Can you trust this guy, if he took the oath to provide our citizen and this is what he does how could be trust him to make a safe return to America.

  • John

    What is his sentence? Should get at least 25. Obviously hes taking this sentence very mildly, actually has the wants to added a wedding. WOW