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Peekskill Police: Driver Had Crack Cocaine, Suspended License

Peekskill Police arrested a 42-year-old Shrub Oak man after they saw him participate in a drug deal, officials said.

Officer Carl Demarco made the arrest at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. He was conducting surveillance on the 900 block of South Street when he "observed a drug transaction between two males," according to a statement from the department.

"When the transaction was complete, one of the males entered a vehicle and drove from the scene," police said. "Officer Demarco followed behind and stopped this subject at the corner of Broad Street and Main Street when he observed him violate a vehicle and traffic law. A check of the subject’s license revealed that his driving privileges were currently suspended for failure to pay fines from previous traffic summonses. The subject ... was arrested and found to be in possession of crack cocaine."

The defendant is facing two misdemeanor charges: seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is due back in court Feb. 10.
bob mayer February 18, 2014 at 06:29 PM
I think the public would like to know the names of drug offenders. The article is lacking without that.
sharkattack666 March 12, 2014 at 01:50 AM
Again patch,no name????you guys are slacking here,the dwi arrests and now this?
sharkattack666 March 12, 2014 at 01:54 AM
hey patch,you have an article about an 81 year old women arrested or her dogs running free.Her name is posted,yet a person involved in drugs and driving suspended has his identity protected by you,go figure

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