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Two Arrested in Suspected Peekskill Drug Deal

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Two men were arrested last week after police found them with more than 500mg of crack cocaine.

Derrick Franks, 42, of Peekskill and Sean Daley, 22, of Verplanck, were charged at 7:35 p.m. July 28 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. The two were arrested on Welcher Avenue by Police Officer John White at about 7:30 p.m., according to Peekskill Police spokesman Lt. Eric Johansen.

“There’s some indication that one of the two was the seller and one was the user but I’m not prepared to say which was which,” Johansen said. “We believe it was some kind of transaction that was interrupted.”

Johansen would not say where the two men were coming from. Franks has a prior drug arrest history for selling and possession, he said.

Both men were held for arraignment in city court without bail.

Also in the blotter:

On July 27, Heriberto Mercado, 30, of Peekskill, was arrested and charged at 11:35 p.m. with second-degree criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor, at the intersection of Broad and Park streets by Police Officer Chatoya Woodland.

Mercado was charged after giving police a false name during an investigation. It was later learned that Mercado was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Duchess County.

He was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in city court Monday. He was turned over to the Duchess County Sheriff’s Office for processing on their warrant.

On Thursday, Richard Casey, 60, of Montrose, was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. At 12:45 p.m. at the Peekskill Motor Inn by Police Officer John White after officers responding to a report of a disturbance found Casey with a small quantity of crack cocaine.

Casey was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in city court Monday.

On Friday, Steve Scalf, 20, of Orange Park, Fla., was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. At 12:25 a.m. on Nelson Avenue by Police Officer Nick Franco.

Scalf was charged after several incidents in which he kicked rocks from the upper level of the Nelson Avenue parking garage onto vehicles below causing damage.

Scalf was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in city court on Sept. 1.

 

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