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Man Charged With Rape, Drug, Handgun Possession In Northern Westchester

Nicholas Luciano
Nicholas Luciano Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 25-year-old man is behind bars after state police charged him in Northern Westchester connection with a rape investigation as well as drug and handgun possession.

Subsequent to an investigation by CNET and the Bureau of Investigation from Cortlandt, a search warrant was executed at the residence of Nicholas Luciano in Cortlandt. 

As a result, approximately 125 grams of marijuana, two grams of heroin, six grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and an illegally possessed loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun were discovered, state police said

State Police from the Troop K Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Special Operations and Response Team (SORT), Troop K Major Crimes Unit, and the Cortlandt barracks, arrested  Luciano on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class B felony), third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class D felony), third-degree rape, criminal possession of a firearm (both Class E felonies) and criminal possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

Additionally, SP Cortlandt BCI arrested Luciano for Rape in the third-degree, stemming from a prior investigation.

Luciano was arraigned in the village of Croton-on-Hudson Court, and remanded to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bail or bond. Luciano is next scheduled to appear before the town of Cortlandt Court on Monday, Jan. 28.

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