A 54-year-old Peekskill resident is facing felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a heroin discovery that occurred in a local parking lot, according to authorities.
Officers Matt Basso and Fabian Gonzalez of the Peekskill Police Department were conducting surveillance Friday evening at the A&P Shopping Plaza parking lot on Welcher Avenue, a location "known to be used frequently for drug transactions," officials said. They noticed a man, later identified as Ronald Horne, "acting suspicious" in his car.
"When officers approached Mr. Horne they observed him trying to conceal heroin inside of a small, handheld vacuum cleaner that was inside his vehicle," police said in a statement. "Officers recovered 49 glassine envelopes of heroin in total from Mr. Horne and his vehicle."
Cops charged Horne with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. He was sent to Westchester County Jail pending a future court appearance.
Editor's note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.