Five Peekskill men were arrested Wednesday as part of multi-agency heroin bust in the city, according to officials.
Ruben Contreras, 39; Elias Dias-Vargas,39; Nestor Figueira, 41; Urias Portilla-Espinoza, 22, and Freddy Garcia, 27; were charged with criminal facilitation, a C Felony. Contreras and Dias-Vargas were also charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, an A felony.
"Working in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Westchester County Police, we arrested five individuals on various drug charges for the possession of over 8 ounces of heroin,” acting Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen said. “The safety of our residents, businesses, and visitors is our top priority."
Johansen said he couldn’t comment any further about the case since the investigation is continuing.
Said Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster: "Illegal drugs are not tolerated in Peekskill. Our police department will continue to work proactively to ensure that Peekskill is a safe place to live, work, visit and enjoy."