Petition Pushes for Harsher Sentence for Monsey Drug Suspect

About 130 people from the Hasidic Community signed a petition urging Rockland County prosecutors to charge a Monsey man with selling drugs and include jail time.

The petition was organized on the website and features a photo of Shlomo Ettlinger with signatures signed by local residents of the Hasidic community and a dozen Rabbis.

Ettlinger was charged in April with Possessing 2 pounds of marijuana, 370 grams of hashish oil, a handgun with ammunition and $2,000.

District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said the petition would not influence how the case will be prosecuted.

Ettlinger, an ordained Rabbi has pled not guilty.  He is due back in Ramapo Town Court July 9.

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