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Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police
Man Caught With Crack Cocaine, Weapons At Housing Authority Property In Westchester: Police A 59-year-old man faces drug and weapons charges after he was allegedly caught trespassing at a housing authority property in Westchester, police announced.  New Rochelle resident Jamel Glenn was arrested on Friday, June 14 around 12:45 p.m. after he was found trespassing at a New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority property at 111 Lockwood Ave., according to the city's police department.  After officers searched him, Glenn was found in possession of around 30 grams of crack cocaine, heroin, powder cocaine, and brass knuckles, police said.  He was then arrested without…
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence A 47-year-old Hudson Valley drug dealer who sold a dangerous drug concoction connected to a fatal overdose will spend years in prison, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent was sentenced to nine years in state prison for selling a dangerous combination of heroin and fentanyl on two occasions, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Tuesday, May 14.  Earlier Report - Drug Dealer From Kent Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' According to Tendy's office, the events leading to Mancusi's sentencin…
Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester Former NYPD Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester
Former Nypd Officer Admits Selling Heroin, Fentanyl In Westchester A former New York City Police officer has admitted to selling packages containing heroin and fentanyl in Westchester, federal officials announced. Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 38, pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges on Tuesday, April 16, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  Earlier Report- Police Officer, Westchester Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds According to federal officials, Baez, who joined the NYPD in 2012, was placed on modified duty in 2020 after alleged misconduct and was soon subject…
NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds
NY Men 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds Two New York men are facing federal charges in the death of a prominent transgender activist, performer, and author. Long Island resident Antonio Venti, age 52, of West Babylon and Michael Kuilan, age 44, of Brooklyn, were arraigned on a four-count indictment in Brooklyn federal court on Monday, April 1. Prosecutors said Venti and Kuilan sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Cecilia Gentili. NYPD officers responded to the 52-year-old’s Brooklyn home on Feb. 6 following a 911 call from her partner. Gentili was found dead in her bedroom. An autopsy determined that she died from the combined eff…
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Trafficking In Westchester: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
Fugitive Wanted For Narcotics Trafficking Caught With Gun At Westchester Gas Station Fugitive Wanted For Narcotics Trafficking Caught With Gun At Westchester Gas Station
Fugitive Wanted For Narcotics Trafficking Caught With Gun At Westchester Gas Station A fugitive wanted on federal narcotics trafficking charges and his two passengers were taken into custody following a traffic stop at a gas station in Westchester, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Monday, Jan. 29 that began around 10:15 a.m., when authorities saw a 2023 Hyundai Sonata with tinted windows and an expired North Carolina registration traveling east on the Cross County Parkway, Westchester County Police said on Thursday, Feb. 1.  Officers then followed the Hyundai to New Rochelle Road in Eastchester and pulled it over as it entered a…
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal'
Hudson Valley Drug Dealer Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' A Hudson Valley drug dealer faces decades in prison after being convicted of selling a dangerous drug concoction that caused a fatal overdose, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent, age 47, was convicted on charges in connection to a fatal drug overdose that happened in November 2021 in Southeast, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  According to Tendy's office, the events leading up to Mancusi's conviction began on Nov. 12, 2021, when New York State Police investigators responded to a fatal ove…
13 Kilos Of Cocaine, Heroin Worth $1.6M Seized In Westchester Drug Bust: Duo Faces Charges 13 Kilos Of Cocaine, Heroin Worth $1.6M Seized In Westchester Drug Bust: Duo Faces Charges
13 Kilos Of Cocaine, Heroin Worth $1.6M Seized In Westchester Drug Bust: Duo Faces Charges Two men were apprehended as part of a massive drug bust in Westchester that resulted in the seizure of $1.6 million worth of cocaine and heroin, police announced.  The drug bust, which happened on Thursday, Dec. 21 in Yonkers, was the culmination of a months-long investigation conducted by Group D-42 of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Yonkers Police announced on Friday, Dec. 22.  As part of the lengthy investigation, the group, which includes Yonkers Police detectives, determined that narcotics were being transported from New Jersey to Yonkers.  In response…
Hudson Valley Dealer Nabbed With Kilo Of Fentanyl, AG Says Hudson Valley Dealer Nabbed With Kilo Of Fentanyl, AG Says
Hudson Valley Dealer Nabbed With Kilo Of Fentanyl, AG Says A New York man has been charged with allegedly selling drugs and guns in the Hudson Valley and region in a 94-count indictment. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, Rafael Figueroa, age unknown, of Manhattan was indicted for the sale of fentanyl, heroin, and firearms.  The investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force seized more than 1.5 kilograms of fentanyl and over 75 grams of heroin worth $142,000, three loaded handguns, a loaded assault rifle, and three high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. “Drug an…
Accused 'Serial' Drug Dealer From Westchester Nabbed After Yearlong Investigation Accused 'Serial' Drug Dealer From Westchester Nabbed After Yearlong Investigation
Accused 'Serial' Drug Dealer From Westchester Nabbed After Yearlong Investigation A yearlong investigation in the region has led to a new arrest of an accused "serial" drug dealer with police saying a significant connection of cocaine, fentanyl and heroin discovered in connection to the case. The probe into cocaine and crack cocaine being sold in Ulster County was launched in November 2022 by the City of Kingston Police Department and Town of Ulster Police Department Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in response to a growing number of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses of a suspected substance sold in glassine envelopes marked with a “Moet stamp.” "These stamp…
Duo Caught With Over $1K Worth Of Stolen Merch From Northern Westchester Store: Police Duo Caught With Over $1K Worth Of Stolen Merch From Northern Westchester Store: Police
Duo Caught With Over $1K Worth Of Stolen Merch From Northern Westchester Store: Police Two homeless men face grand larceny charges after stealing more than $1,300 worth of merchandise from a sporting goods store at a Northern Westchester mall, police said.  The arrests resulted from an incident on Tuesday, Oct. 17 just after 12:30 p.m., when Yorktown Police officers were sent to Dick's Sporting Goods at the Jefferson Valley Mall to investigate a larceny.  According to the department, arriving officers saw two men fitting the caller's description who were walking through the mall's parking lot with large bags. When police got closer to the duo, one of the men began r…
Greenwich Woman Found Dead In Stamford Park Greenwich Woman Found Dead In Stamford Park
Greenwich Woman Found Dead In Stamford Park A 54-year-old Fairfield County woman who was found dead in a busy park likely died from a drug overdose, police said. The incident took place in Stamford in Mianus River Park around 8:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5. The woman, identified as Melissa Tiefer, of Greenwich, was found after a person walking in the park early in the morning noticed her lying on a blanket off a trail and not moving, said Assistant Chief Richard Conklin, of the Stamford Police. The person called out to the woman and she did not move so they called 911 and officers responded, Conklin said. When officers arrived th…
Man Caught With Heroin, Cocaine After Passing Out At Diner In Northern Westchester: Police Man Caught With Heroin, Cocaine After Passing Out At Diner In Northern Westchester: Police
Man Caught With Heroin, Cocaine After Passing Out At Diner In Northern Westchester: Police A 35-year-old Hudson Valley man faces drug charges after passing out on the stairs of a diner in Northern Westchester while in possession of heroin and crack cocaine, police said.  The arrest stemmed from an incident on Friday, July 7 around 6:30 p.m., when Yorktown Police responded to the Route 202 Diner at 3825 Crompond Rd. to help a man who had passed out on the stairs.  According to police, officers found out that the man, identified as 35-year-old Putnam County resident Eric Keith Miller of Lake Peekskill, was allegedly in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and heroin.…
String Of Drug Arrests: 5 Suspects Face Charges In Hudson Valley String Of Drug Arrests: 5 Suspects Face Charges In Hudson Valley
String Of Drug Arrests: 5 Suspects Face Charges In Hudson Valley A total of five people face drug-related charges after authorities made arrests in three separate incidents in the Hudson Valley, police said.  The five arrests were all made by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit in Putnam County and stemmed from three incidents on Tuesday, June 13, Wednesday, June 14, and Wednesday, May 31, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  The first three arrests resulted from the May 31 incident, when NEU members saw three suspects allegedly committing larcenies at a business in the town of Southeast. When authorities attempted to pull over the susp…
Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police
Woman Sleeps At Gas Pump With Crack Pipe In Hand In Hudson Valley: Police A Connecticut woman faces drug charges after falling asleep in her car at a Hudson Valley gas station while holding a glass crack pipe, police said.  On Saturday, Jan. 28, around 3:30 a.m., police in Putnam County were patrolling in Kent when they noticed a white BMW stopped at a gas pump with its brake lights on at a Mobil gas station located at 1338 NY-52, according to Kent Police.  After approaching the car, officers noticed a woman inside with her head slumped over, and saw that she was holding a glass pipe. When police then knocked on the window to wake her, the woman immedia…
Police In Westchester Investigating 3 Overdose Deaths That May Be Linked To Fentanyl Police In Westchester Investigating 3 Overdose Deaths That May Be Linked To Fentanyl
Police In Westchester Investigating 3 Overdose Deaths That May Be Linked To Fentanyl Police are investigating three overdose deaths suspected to have resulted from fentanyl in Westchester County.  On Monday, Oct. 17, the Yonkers Police Department said it learned of three apparent overdose deaths that may have been connected to the same source of heroin, which is believed to have been laced with fentanyl.  The identities of the three have not been released. The batch that is suspected is packaged in a "distinct green glassine envelope," according to Yonkers Police.  Yonkers Police's Major Case Squad and Narcotics Unit are working to investigate the deat…
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop Two people are facing felony charges after a Hudson Valley traffic stop led to the discovery of about 250 bags of fentanyl and heroin, authorities reported. Authorities saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Sawkill-Ruby Road in the Town of Ulster on Thursday, Sept. 8, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Melissa Neglia, of Saugerties, was found to be driving the vehicle with a revoked license, authorities said. The passenger, identified as 32-year-old Kyle Schick, of Saugerties, was also found to have an active warrant of ar…
Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack In Hudson Valley Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack In Hudson Valley
Man, Woman Accused Of Dealing Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack In Hudson Valley A duo from the Hudson Valley is facing serious charges after they were allegedly caught with hardcore drugs. Ronald Bernard, age 62, and Sandra Fleming, age 66, both of the City of Poughkeepsie, were arrested after the Dutchess County Drug Task Force found them with large amounts of heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, according to the sheriff’s office. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can prove fatal in small doses and is increasingly found in illegal drugs like heroin. Bernard and Fleming were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony…
New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack
New Haven Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack A 33-year-old man has been sentenced for distributing heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine in Connecticut. Darryl Russell, of New Haven, was sentenced on Monday, April 11, to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. New Haven Police encountered James Lee on March 13, 2021, when he was sitting in a car that had fled police days prior, and police searched Lee's person and found $3,815 and $3,443 in the car, the DA's Office reported. Police also found heroin, crack cocaine, and coc…
Dealer Nabbed For Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl-Laced Heroin In Hudson Valley Dealer Nabbed For Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl-Laced Heroin In Hudson Valley
Dealer Nabbed For Overdose Deaths From Fentanyl-Laced Heroin In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley alleged drug dealer has been charged in connection with the overdose deaths of four people. Dutchess County resident Allen Peloquin, aka "Ace," age 34, of Poughkeepsie, was taken into custody on Thursday, March 31. Peloquin was charged with distributing fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in the death of a woman in Putnam County in Carmel, in Feb. 2020, and a man in Poughkeepsie, in May 2020, said Damian Williams, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Peloquin was also charged with participating in a narcotics conspiracy that distributed fentanyl-laced…
Area Heroin Dealer Sentenced On Drug, Weapon Charges Area Heroin Dealer Sentenced On Drug, Weapon Charges
Area Heroin Dealer Sentenced On Drug, Weapon Charges A felon with multiple previous narcotics arrests will spend nearly a decade in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug and weapon charges. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Thursday, Jan. 27 that Mahopac resident Kyle Novotny has been sentenced to seven years in state prison followed by two years of post-release supervision following his guilty plea in December. Specifically, Novotny pleaded guilty to: Criminal sale of a controlled substance; Criminal possession of a controlled substance; Criminal possession of a weapon; Criminal possession of a firearm. On …
Man Accused Of Selling Fentanyl To Undercover Police Officer In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Selling Fentanyl To Undercover Police Officer In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Selling Fentanyl To Undercover Police Officer In Hudson Valley A 30-year-old Hudson Valley man is facing charges after authorities said he sold fentanyl to an undercover police officer. Rahsaan Melvin, of Newburgh, was arraigned on Monday, Nov. 16, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Melvin was charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a two-month investigation by the Orange County Drug Task Force with assistance from the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Hoovler said.  “Fatal overdoses in Orange County occur at a…
Rapper Fetty Wap Trafficked 100 Kilos Of Opioids From NY Across US, Federal Officials Say Rapper Fetty Wap Trafficked 100 Kilos Of Opioids From NY Across US, Federal Officials Say
Rapper Fetty Wap Trafficked 100 Kilos Of Opioids From NY Across US, Federal Officials Say Rapper Fetty Wap was among six men charged with running an elaborate cross-country drug distribution ring out of New York, authorities announced. The rapper, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 28 by FBI agents at Citi Field. An indictment was unsealed on Long Island, in Central Islip federal court, Friday, Oct. 29, charging six men with conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances, including five of them also charged for using weapons in connection to drug trafficking. The six men distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, …
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area
Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area Know him? An alert was issued by New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley on Wednesday, June 2 for a man who was busted with hundreds of waxed envelopes containing heroin. Peter Williams, age 34, is wanted in Orange County by the New York State Police Troop F in Middletown following his arrest for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop in Ramapo. Police said that after being stopped by New York State Police troopers, it was determined that Williams was driving with a suspended license and was in possession of 500 waxed envelopes st…
Area Man Accused Of Dealing Meth, Cocaine, Other Drugs Sentenced Area Man Accused Of Dealing Meth, Cocaine, Other Drugs Sentenced
Area Man Accused Of Dealing Meth, Cocaine, Other Drugs Sentenced A drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance. Putnam County resident Brian Flandreau, age 42, of Lake Carmel, was sentenced on Tuesday, May 11. During a two-month investigation, members of the New York State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team purchased over $2,800 worth of methamphetamine from Flandreau on four different occasions,  said Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy. These sales took place at Flandreau’s residence and at locations throughout Putn…
Northern Westchester Man Busted With Heroin, Other Drugs During Warrant Search, Police Say Northern Westchester Man Busted With Heroin, Other Drugs During Warrant Search, Police Say
Northern Westchester Man Busted With Heroin, Other Drugs During Warrant Search, Police Say A Northern Westchester man has been arrested for alleged possession of heroin and other drugs during a warrants search. Michael Mastrantone, age 36, of Peekskill, was arrested following an investigation into drug sales in the area around 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at his home following the search, said Peekskill Police Department Lt. Jack Galusha. According to Galusha, during the search, officers seized 70 grams of heroin, 25 grams of cocaine, drug packaging material, and scales. Mastrantone was charged with: Criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to s…
State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley
State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley Recognize her? New York State Police are attempting to locate a woman wanted in the Hudson Valley after she was busted with heroin, crack cocaine, and other drugs during a stop on I-87. Police investigators in Haverstraw are attempting to locate Kimberly Schultz, who was arrested following a traffic stop on I-87 in New Paltz and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to police, at the time of the stop, Schultz, who was a passenger in the car, was found to be in possession of marijuana, crack-cocaine, heroin, Xanax, and Alprazolam. Following her…
Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say
Northern Westchester Man Parked At Gas Pump Busted With Heroin, Police Say A Northern Westchester man who was parked at a gas pump was busted with heroin after police were called to check on his condition, according to police. Brian Bobolia, age 31, of Cortlandt Manor, was arrested on Tuesday, March 23, after Yorktown Police were called to the Mobile Mart at 3204 Crompond Road in Yorktown to check on his well-being, said Yorktown Police. When police arrived on the scene, they found Bobolia sitting in his vehicle at the gas pumps, police said. An investigation found that he was allegedly in possession of a hypodermic needle and eight glassine envelopes of heroin, …
State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted In Hudson Valley State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted In Hudson Valley
State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted In Hudson Valley A man is wanted by state police for allegedly selling heroin and fentanyl.  Jemadar A. Thrasher, 31, has reportedly been notified telephonically that a warrant is out for his arrest, but has not cooperated according to troopers. He is facing third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance charge. Police said Thrasher has ties to the city of Poughkeepsie and last resided in the Cambria Heights area of Queens. He stands at 5-foot-9, weighs 170 has black hair and brown eyes.  Those with knowledge of Thrasher's where…
Man Nabbed After Setting Stolen Vehicle On Fire In Northern Westchester, Police Say Man Nabbed After Setting Stolen Vehicle On Fire In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Man Nabbed After Setting Stolen Vehicle On Fire In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a stolen vehicle in a wooded area and was badly burned in the process.  The incident took place in Westchester County when Yorktown Police received numerous 911 calls from residents on Baldwin Avenue reporting a vehicle on fire in the woods in Yorktown. Police and Yorktown Heights firefighters responded to the scene and found a fully-involved car fire, police said. The responding officers quickly identified the vehicle as being stolen out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and suspected the vehicle had been intentionally set on fi…
State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Woman State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Woman
State Police Issue Alert For Wanted Woman A 32-year-old woman is wanted by New York State Police in the Hudson Valley after being busted with heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop, investigators said. Ivelisse Dickens is wanted by New York State Police in Montgomery and the Orange County Court following her arrest for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Dickens was arrested in the Town of New Windsor during a stop for a vehicle and traffic violation, at which point it was determined by troopers that she was in possession of the controlled substances.  She later failed to return to court to respond t…