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Two Felony Drug Arrests In Peekskill

PEEKSKILL -- A Mamaroneck man was arrested on July 21 for attempting to purchase the controlled drug Oxycodone from a city pharmacy.

Joseph Fasce, 43,of Mamaroneck attempted to buy the prescription narcotic at 12:50 a.m. at the CVS Pharmacy in the Beach Shopping Center with a forged prescription on a pad somehow obtained from Dobbs Ferry Community Hospital. Fasce was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, by Police Officer Doug LaPerche.

Fasce was held for arraignment in city court without bail and an investigation into how he obtained the prescription pad is ongoing.

Another felony arrest occurred on July 25 when Robert Smythe, 44, of Peekskill was arrested at 12:30 p.m. and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, both class B felonies.

Smythe was wanted on outstanding drug charges stemming from last month’s sweep in Peekskill, was observed on Park Street and taken into custody without incident. He is charged with the sale of Xanax, a prescription narcotic, to an undercover police officer.

Smythe was arrested on the 1000 block of Park Street by Police Officer Chris Vazeos. He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail following his arraignment in city court.

Also arrested this week was Oseas Duarte, 26, of Crompond, was arrested and charged with aggravated Driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on July 24 at 4 a.m. on the 1700 block of Crompond Road Duarte was charged by Police Officer Anthony Nappi following a motor vehicle accident after it was determined he was operating under the influence of alcohol. A subsequent breath test revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .19 percent thus elevating the charge to aggravated status. Duarte was released on his own recognizance and is due in city court on Aug. 8.

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