Putnam Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit Recent Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. reports recent arrests conducted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Departments Narcotics Enforcement Unit, (NEU). On September 28, 2018, members of the NEU stopped a vehicle for traffic violations, on State Route 6, in the Mahopac area, of the Town of Carmel. Subsequent to the Deputies traffic stop and interview, the operator of the vehicle, a 31 year old male, from Hopewell Junction, was found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged heroin. The subject was charged with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. The subject was released on his own recognizance for a future court appearance in the Town of Carmel Justice Court.

On September 28, 2018, members of the NEU observed an occupied suspicious vehicle, upon approaching the vehicle the driver was seen throwing an item towards his feet within the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the two occupants, a 22 year old New Fairfield, Connecticut, man, and a 37 year old Brewster woman, were in possession of a quantity of alleged cocaine. Both were charged with a single misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and are scheduled for a future court appearance in the Town of Southeast Justice Court.

On September 29, 2018, a 44 year old man from Ridgefield, Connecticut, was arrested following a traffic stop by members of the NEU, on Church Street, in the Town of Carmel. During the traffic stop, deputies determined the operator to be in possession of quantities of alleged Heroin and Concentrated Cannabis.

On September 29, 2018, NEU members conducted a traffic stop on Secor Road, in Mahopac, which resulted in the arrest of the operator, a 28 year old Mahopac woman, when she was found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged Heroin and Clonazepam. She is facing two misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

On October 3, 2018, members of the NEU conducted a traffic stop for traffic violations and found the vehicle’s operator, a 50 year old Brewster woman, to be in possession of a quantity of alleged Marijuana and several pills classified as controlled substances. The woman was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and one violation count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

On October 10, 2018, NEU members observed an illegally parked vehicle, on Route 6, in Mahopac. Upon approaching the vehicle, NEU members detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. NEU members interviewed the vehicle’s operator, which revealed that he was in possession of alleged LSD and Concentrated Cannabis. The 28 year old Mahopac resident was charged with two misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and was released on his own recognizance.

On October 10, 2018, after a lengthy investigation into the sale of LSD, occurring in the Town of Southeast, NEU members arrested a 19 year old Brewster man on two counts of felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree.

On October 13, 2018, NEU members conducted a traffic stop on Secor Road, in Mahopac, resulting in the arrest of a 28 year old man from Kent. The man was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree, after he was found to be in possession of more than two ounces of Marijuana.

On October 16, 2018, after a 20 year old Putnam Valley man was found to be in possession of a quantity of alleged Cocaine and Concentrated Cannabis, NEU members arrested the man on three felony counts of Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Third Degree, three misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree, two misdemeanor counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

On October 16, 2018, members of the NEU were patrolling Route 52, in the Town of Carmel, when they observed a 36 year old Cortlandt Manor man snorting alleged Heroin inside a vehicle. Alleged Heroin, in excess of one eighth ounce was recovered from inside the vehicle. The male was charged with a single felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.

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