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Police are investigating the apparent overdoses of two people in Yorktown. Cops were called to a home at 984 Hanover Street around 4:30 Saturday afternoon following a report of two people who were unresponsive.
The two were declared dead at the scene. They were identified as 22 year old Thomas Plant and 21 year old Gwendolyn Farrell.
Officials say it appears at this point, that the two died of an apparent drug overdose. An autopsy is planned to determine their exact cause of death.
Two men arrested Wednesday after their car was stopped for a traffic violation on the Cross County Parkway were charged in U.S. District Court in White Plains today with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.
32 year old Lance Baptiste of Waterbury, Connecticut and 25 year old Eddie Torres of the Bronx were arraigned in federal court and ordered held without bail at the Westchester County Jail.
Around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Westchester County Police stopped a car for a traffic violation on the parkway and determined that the driver, Baptiste, had a warrant for his arrest on a misdemeanor drug charge and placed under arrest.
Cops say Torres, the passenger in the front seat, then jumped from the car and fled on foot leading police on a chase through a residential neighborhood on the Mount Vernon-Eastchester border.
Westchester County Police have announced the arrest of eight people on drug charges following a raid on two cottages in a Mohegan Lake Community.
The raid followed an investigation into alleged drug activity at the two homes, 3195 and 3211 East Main Street in the Mohegan Lake section of Cortlandt off Route 6.
The eight were taken into custody after cops found quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and prescripton medication in the homes.
Each of the eight has been charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Intent to Sell), a felony.
Under arrest are 32 year old Sylvia Ellis of Peekskill, 22 year old Yenny Alfaro of Mohegan Lake, 33 year old Joe Wilson of Peekskill, 25 year old Jamal Wilson of Peekskill, 38 year old Clifford Ellis of Peekskill, 37 year old Carl Culberson of Mohegan Lake, 25 year old Perry Freeman of Mohegan Lake and 34 year old Kevin Ellis of Peekskill.
The raids were carried out by the Westchester County Department of Publi Safety and the Peekskill Police Department.
White Plains Police announced today that arrested two men on narcotics charges following a month-long investigation.
Public Safety Commissioner David Chong says detectives launched an investigation following complaints by residents about suspected drug activity at an apartment at 159 South Lexington Avenue.
After observing the suspicious activity for several weeks, police arrested two suspects as they walked out of the home. They were identified as 20 year old Wilson Miller and 23 year old Devone Byyant.
White Plains Police Emergency Services Personnel then executed a search warrant at Miller's 9th floor apartment and seized 56 packages of crack cocaine, small amounts of powder cocaine, ecstasy pills, marijuana, 29 rounds of live 9mm ammunition and a replica 9mm pistol.
Cops also seized drug scales and other paraphernalia.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Yonkers Police Commissioner Edmund Hartnett have announced that three Yonkers men, Davon Young, Thomas Chambliss and Gregory Fuller were found guilty Friday night following a four week jury trial in White Plains Federal Court of murder,robbery,narcotics conspiracy, robbery conspiracy, firearms possession and witness tampering charges.
Said Bharara, "These three terrorized the citizens of Yonkers. They spread drugs and fear in their Yonkers neighborhood and ultimately committed a brutal murder to further their drug trafficking business."
A Waterbury, Connecticut man is under arrest on felony drug charges following a traffic stop last night on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle.
Westchester County Police say they arrested 27 year old Christopher Ruggiero, a passenger in the vehicle with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell, after he was found in possession of 214 glassine envelopes of heroin.
Cops say they stopped the car shortly after 10 p.m. on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Webster Avenue for a traffic infraction. They later determined that the driver of the car did not have a valid license, nor did his passenger, and the vehicle was impounded.
A New York City man has been arrested, charged with Narcotics Possession following a joint investigation by Yonkers Police and the Westchester County District Attorney's office.
Undercover officers posed as potential buyers of cocaine and Ecstasy by answering the ad placed on Craigslist by a seller posing under the screen name of "Sam."
Authorities say in a series of posts and emails, "Sam" offered to sell "party supplies" and told the undercover officer that he had "ski" and "x" for sale, street names for cocaine and Ecstasy.
The suspect, 18 year old Wesley Holman of 60 East 106th Street, Manhattan, was arrested after allegedly arranging to meet with the officers at the Yonkers Raceway Diner.
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