Five Arrested in Peekskill Heroin Bust

The arrests were made as part of joint investigation Westchester County Police, the Department of Homeland Security and the Peekskill police department.

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."

Mike February 20, 2013 at 02:38 AM
I meant Kirsten And why does it have to be oh if a white person obviously you are an idiot and know nothing!!
Rasheed Oluwa February 20, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Hello Mike, I need you tone down the language a little.
Joe Shmoe February 21, 2013 at 06:22 AM
LOL. So apparently a loose dog is more important then perhaps other incidents that may be going on? I've lived in places where they educate the public on how their emergency services works and it could take a hour or longer for a dog on the loose. And so they said the kids were trying to cool off...but what did they do...I bet they sent a car over. Yawn...but hey by all means why not go right down to the station and tell them how they should run their dept. I'm sure they're open to suggestions.
chucky March 22, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Just another example of why we need to close our borders to these criminal invaders. We go to work everyday and pay taxes so lowlifes like these can sell drugs to our kids with inpunity. We are so dumb!


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