–CACHE OF HEROIN, PILLS, ASSAULT RIFLES SEIZED AT WIXON POND ROAD HOME–
Maheer Issa Jamal
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a man and a woman have been arrested on drugs and weapons charges in the Mahopac section of the Town of Carmel. The arrests were the result of a two-month-long investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU).
The pair arrested are Mr. Maheer Issa Jamal, aged 27, and Ms. Liridona Krasniqi, aged 24, who reside together at 254 Wixon Pond Road in Mahopac. They were arrested at about 4:00 A.M. today (Friday) after officers armed with arrest warrants pulled over the car they were travelling in along Wixon Pond Road near their home.
According to the criminal complaints in the case, Mr. Jamal allegedly sold heroin to an undercover sheriff’s deputy on three occasions over the last two months. The drug sales were reportedly transacted at the front door of the suspects’ home while Ms. Krasniqi was present.
During the course of the investigation, the NEU developed information that the suspects had an arsenal of loaded firearms inside the house. With the assistance of the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office, the NEU obtained a court-ordered search warrant for the home, which was executed immediately after the suspects were taken into custody. That search netted over 100 bags of heroin, a number of prescription pain-killer pills and concentrated cannabis. The drugs have an estimated street value of three to four thousand dollars. Over $1,500.00 in cash was also recovered in the home.