Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of six individuals on drug possession charges in five separate cases. The arrests took place in Putnam Valley, Patterson and Southeast.
On July 23rd, at about 6:58 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin observed a driver of a vehicle commit a traffic infraction on State Route 301 in the Town of Putnam Valley. Deputy Irwin pulled the vehicle over and, during the course of the traffic stop, he found that an occupant of the vehicle was allegedly in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana. Mr. Alexander Hoy, aged 28, of Yorktown Heights, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
Mr. Hoy was additionally charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree and with falsifying business records in the second degree, both class A misdemeanors. Those charges resulted after Mr. Hoy allegedly gave a false identification to the deputy in an apparent attempt to avoid being apprehended on an outstanding felony warrant issued out of Westchester County for his arrest.
On August 17th, at about 10:38 a.m., Deputy Sheriffs Randel Hill, Michael Neuner and Christopher Irwin responded to 41 Overlin Road in the Town of Patterson for a reported dispute in progress. While investigating the initial complaint, the deputies determined that a person at the scene, Ms. Shannon Feeney, aged 19, of Southeast, was allegedly in possession of Xanax pills, for which she did not have a prescription. Ms. Feeney was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.
On August 19th, at about 1:10 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo observed a vehicle speeding on State Route 22 in the Town of Southeast. Deputy Dalo pulled the vehicle over and, upon approaching it, he reportedly observed the driver attempt to conceal an item beneath the driver’s seat. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered that the driver was allegedly in possession of cocaine. Mr. Tavon Hughes, aged 26, of Danbury, Connecticut, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class misdemeanor.
On August 29th, at about 5:06 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Eric Hayes reportedly observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Lake Drive in the Town of Putnam Valley. Deputy Hayes stopped the vehicle and subsequently determined that the driver was allegedly in possession of marijuana and concentrated cannabis. Mr. Antoine Boyd, aged 27, of Peekskill, was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.
On August 29th, at around 9:50 p.m., Deputy Sheriffs Christopher Tompkins and Thomas Varbero were checking several suspicious vehicles, occupied by youths, who were observed parked and congregating along Mount Ebo Road North in the Town of Southeast. Upon approaching the vehicles, the deputies reportedly detected the odor of burning marijuana emanating from within the vehicles. It was consequently determined that two of the youths present–a 17-year-old male from Patterson and an 18-year-old male from Southeast–were allegedly in possession of marijuana. Both youths were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.