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Peekskill Man Busted for Crack Sales

Nathaniel Stewart, 49, of Peekskill, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance earlier this month.

PEEKSKILL, NY—A 49-year-old Peekskill man is scheduled to appear in city court next week after he allegedly sold crack cocaine to undercover police officers.

Peekskill police arrested Nathaniel Stewart, 49, and charged him with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, on Nov. 21. City narcotics investigators and Westchester County police arrested Stewart after a five month investigation into crack sales in the area.

Stewart allegedly sold Crack twice to the officers on the 100 block of Nelson Avenue.

Stewart was arraigned and sent to Westchester County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Peekskill court on Dec. 3.

Wendy Kelly November 29, 2012 at 01:08 PM
All this taking place outside Police Dept and City Hall. See why I said a Meth Clinic wouldn't be smart in an area like Corporate Drive.
George in NY November 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Crack bust, cocaine arrest, couple murders, obviously someone didn't get the memo. Peekskill is rehabbed and revitalized! Maybe the murders were performance art? We skeptics are just not sophisticated enough to have realized it? Maybe I am being too cynical and can't accept that a couple hundred more junkies coming for rehab is a good thing, get their meth an immediately become worthy citizens? Maybe it is me? My fellow citizens couldn't possibly have their heads that deep in the sand could they? Hey we have the Paramount after all, closed, heck you say! George in NY
joshua tanner November 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
In a couple months there have been 2 murders, 3 knife robberies on Requa st/Train Station, 2 stabbings near Washington, 2 gunfire incidents on Smith St. Police can say there's no trend but I would say otherwise. Combine these Paramount being strong armed into closing; the assumption being closed because too many illegal immigrants attend without paying tutiton; the methadone and firehous fiascos, the decline of Depew Park etc and Peekskill is on its way to becoming the Newburg of Westcheter County. There is no sense of leadership of any kind.
Jill Gertz November 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I recall the wave of Yuppies that moved to Nelson back in the 90s. It looked like a nice street in the day. Then they got the boom boxes at 2AM. A lot of them got out
Snake Plisken November 30, 2012 at 03:22 AM
How can a city the size of Peekskill, function with a "part-time" mayor?..it's absurd. Like I've said before..my wife and I moved up here from the city 8 years ago..and all we've seen is decline...instead of really trying to "revitalize" the downtown area..this city's planners seem to think that bringing in Duane-Reade / CVS type stores are the answer...how many drugstores do you need inna five mile radius?you travel up here to go to the (now defunkt) Paramount...and after the show..you want to get a little "nosh"or maybe a cup of Joe...and everything is closed..talk about a buzz-kill...what a joke...Jewel of the Hudson?...more like a sack of coal...
leesther brown November 30, 2012 at 04:14 AM
You mean Walgreen's don't you?!!!....Guess there will be another house for sale or whatever...#bonvoyagehaveasafetripdon'tforgettowrite...
joshua tanner November 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Its either Walgreens or dollar stores and Peruvian beauty parlors. No fancy boutiques or Starbucks is coming in and the art isn't very good. Peekskill is now a bar town in the middle of an immigrant colony thats on the dole a half dozen different ways.
leesther brown December 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Also suicides..we just had one on Bay St..S.I.P...JB...I just don't understand why the press hasn't reported it!
john basic December 12, 2012 at 09:21 PM
kathleens tea roon, The quiet man, Division St, grill, Zephs, gleasons, Peekskill coffee house, Weeks,all good restaurants and businesses to name a few. I would not call Peekskill "Bar" town. It's far from perfect but no reason to make it out far worse than it really is.
Cremlock Dregs December 12, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Paddington Bear was from Darkest Peru. I don't think he frequented beauty parlors, though. Maybe he got a haircut once in a while but that's it. When he moved to England, he became a mod, like Sting. Maybe he greased his hair with that marmalade he liked. I don't know. I haven't seen him in Peekskill though.
ray jay December 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Peekskill has come a criminal enterprise How else can the great Paramount heist be explained? Not one patron has been reimbursed for all the show tickets sold prior to closing and no one has been arrested. Considering the city owns the Paramount I suggest Mayor Foster's head.
jo December 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I was in Beacon last week..now there is where a real re-vitalization has happened.. what a pleasure.. lots of interesting stores and restaurants.. Peekskill take notice they are light years ahead of you as far as attracting visitors and shoppers .. I live in Peekskill, have for almost 10 years.. maybe time to get out.. the warning signs are all around
paula March 07, 2013 at 02:00 PM
If you don't like it.. move somewhere else. Snake.

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