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Peekskill, Verplanck Men Charged In Heroin Busts

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – City police filed heroin-related charges against a 23-year-old Peekskill man and an 18-year-old Verplanck man in unrelated cases in the past week.

Marquis Roberson of Peekskill was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, on Highland Avenue by Police Officer Matt Basso. He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, by Detective Joe McGann.

Roberson was seen by Basso as a passenger in a vehicle on Highland Avenue and was known to have an active warrant charging him with resisting arrest, police said. Basso stopped the vehicle and arrested Roberson without incident.

McGann, after learning that Roberson was in custody, filed additional charges against him closing out a seven-month investigation by the Peekskill police narcotics unit and the New York State Police. Police said Roberson sold heroin to an undercover officer on several occasions. Roberson was held for arraignment in City Court.

Andrew Pardee of Verplanck was arrested by Basso at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 12, on Water Street. Pardee was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, both misdemeanors.

Pardee was stopped for a minor vehicle and traffic offense and was found to be in possession of several glassine envelopes containing heroin and a hypodermic needle, police said. He was held for arraignment in City Court.

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