A five-month investigation into drugs sales in the Peekskill area led to the arrest of two drug dealers at the Cortlandt town center last night.
Police arrested Darrell Washington, 33, of Peekskill and Monet Wilson, 33, of Tobyhanna, Pa., and charged them with numerous counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which is a felony. They were also charged with
possessing crack and heroin, which they had at the time of their arrest.
The investigation began after Peekskill police received tips of drug activity in the area of Smith St., near Washington's former home. In response, Narcotics Investigators from Peekskill and Westchester County Department of Public Safety developed information that Washington was not only selling narcotics from his home, but was also active in adjacent neighborhoods as well as in the Town of Cortlandt.
Earlier this month, police arrested two other Peekskill as a result of the same joint investigation. Derrick Dickey, 48, of Peekskill, was arrested Jan. 9 and a Ikeem Greenhill, 20, of White Plains, on Jan. 15. Both Dickey and Greenhill were charged with
multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in the
“Washington had a medium-sized operation while (Dickey and Greenhill) were on the lighter side,” Peekskill police Sgt. Raymond Henderlong said.
Henderlong declined to go into detail about the amount of drug sales the suspects were making during the investigation, but he said his department will continue working with state and county police to make the streets of Peekskill safer.
As a result of the investigation police arrested another woman after they conducted a search warrant of Washington’s home 36 Welcher Ave. last night. Police arrested Gloria Evans, 44, who also resides at the residence, and charged her misdemeanor counts for possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia after crack and other drug related material inside the residence.
Washington, Dickey and Greenhill have all been arraigned and they were sent to Westchester County Jail without bail. Washington and Greenhill are scheduled to appear in Peekskill city court on Feb. 7 and Dickey is scheduled to appear on April 4. Court information on Wilson and Evans was unavailable this evening.
Correction: This story has been corrected to show that Washington used to live on Smith Street.