Anti-Government Movement Member Arrested On Drug Charges, Cops Say

Brooklyn man linked to a group that has reportedly killed at least six police officers in recent years, police believe.

A Sovereign Citizen Movement member wanted on drug, weapon and theft charges in Arizona, was arrested in Mahwah Wednesday night after police say they caught him with a large quantity of drugs.

Oscar Ayala, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after being pulled over for a motor vehicle violation on Route 17, Mahwah police said Thursday. A computer search by cops identified Ayala as a wanted felon arrested in Arizona in October of 2010 on theft, narcotics, and possession of a defaced weapon charges, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli said.

Police searching the car Ayala was driving, which was registered to a woman in Florida, found a large quantity Turanabol — a steroid — and marijuana, Batelli said. Ayala was charged with possession, intent to distribute, and motor vehicle violations, police said. The car he was driving was not stolen, police said.

Ayala was remanded to the Bergen County Jail and is expected to be extradited to Arizona to answer his pending charges there, police said.

According to Batelli, conversations with Ayala and tattoos on his body indicate that he is a member of the Sovereign Citizen Movement, an anti-government group that does not believe in judges, juries or law enforcement officials.

The movement is of particular concern to law enforcement officers because of a violent history between SCM members and police, Batelli said.

According to an LATimes.com article, the group has been on the FBI’s radar as a domestic “extremist” group that has killed at least six police officers in recent years.

The group also believes that the "U.S. is essentially under martial law, that some U.S. constitutional amendments are invalid, and that dollars have been illegitimate since the U.S. Treasury went off the gold standard during the Great Depression," according to the LATimes.com report.

Batelli credited the alert actions of Mahwah Detective Kevin Hebert and Officer Michael Blondin with the arrest.

Other recent arrest stories in Mahwah:

  • Democratic Campaign Worker Charged With Swiping Campaign Signs
  • Four Mahwah Teens Charged In Connection With Alleged Arson


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CaraGia October 29, 2012 at 05:00 AM
I truly hope you will awaken to our reality today and help others do the same. Indeed, it is like falling down the rabbit hole. Once there, you are initially astonished at just what has and is taking place, then angered and God willing, you become a vocal proponent for real and lasting change. The more that are awakened, the better the odds we have in making permanent changes to the vast degree of corruption that has seized not only this nation, but the world, so please share what you learn. Let me know if you would like to know just how deep all of this goes, but this a great place to start.
Andy Schmidt October 29, 2012 at 05:42 AM
>> propaganda taught in our public schools << Doesn't apply to me. >> real and lasting change << What real and lasting change specifically are you imagining?
CaraGia October 29, 2012 at 07:55 AM
I don't agree with fringe groups that take the law into their own hands or break laws as justification. The true SCM is legit, but there fringe groups that highjack just about every single movement. However, there are also extenuating circumstances in many of these cases that are sensationalized by the media. Facts are omitted that are pertinent to the clear understanding of what really takes place, etc. The media controls a great deal of what people see, think and feel and contrary to what we believe about ourselves, many of our opinions are formed exactly they way those who control the media want them to be. Here's another trip down the rabbit hole for you. Since you're about to experience one heck of a storm tomorrow and Tuesday, I think you'll have a whole new appreciation for and outlook on storms of this magnitude, not to mention the "coincidence" in the alignment of 3 such systems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ywPf0Z6vkR0 And when you're done watching that one, check out "Why In The World Are They Spraying? Full Version" on youtube. Tip of the iceberg.
CaraGia October 29, 2012 at 08:01 AM
The change I speak of is simply educating the world about what you know to be the truth. The things that are happening are worldwide, not only nationwide. None of those worldwide events are coincidence, but all construct. From the financial collapse taking place to the manipulation of weather, drought, high energy and food prices, et al. Watch the video links I posted. It ALL ties in together, every single aspect of it.
Andy Schmidt October 29, 2012 at 08:06 AM
As long as your actions are within the law, and any dissatisfaction with the laws is addressed by political means, or by challenging the validity of the law through the judiciary, then I don't mind whatever believes that are going on inside your head. As far as myself: No thanks. I'm fine - I already have a life.


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