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Police Make Arrests after Joint Probe into Peekskill Drug Sales

Darrell Washington, 33, of Peekskill and Monet Wilson, 33, of Tobyhanna, Pa., were arrested last night after a five-month joint investigation into drug sales in the Peekskill and Cortlandt area. Two other men were arrested earlier this month as a result

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
third degree.

“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.

Tina Bongar January 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Thank you Chief Johansen for all the hard work and fast work on this arrest. I always know you are going to get the job done!!! Now, we just need to get the landlords on 100 and 200 block of Smith to invest all that rent money into the homes they own there, instead of relying on the fear of immigrants not turning them in for their slumming ways.
Deb Carlin Polhill January 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Way to go Peekskill PD! Keep up the great work Chief Johansen!
leesther brown January 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Rashid please proof read your articles before putting it out there!!!!!!!!! Johansen didn't live over on the westside......#yougotittwisted.....Gloria and Derrick...#stopcrying....
leesther brown January 25, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Sorry but it's wrong........
Rasheed Oluwa (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 01:07 AM
You're right leesther
sayitsnotsojack January 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM
It is so sad that all we read these days is people being arrested for drug dealing, stabbings, murders, clerks being robbed and beaten, houses being broken into, people stealing from department stores, and just a general disrespect for fellow human beings. Somehow we need to start to treat each other better or we are doomed.
Tucker J January 25, 2013 at 02:38 PM
campfires and koombaya!
JM January 25, 2013 at 03:12 PM
sayitsnotsojack - first, a big thank you to our city police - second, I agree it is sad to read these stories and we should be treating each other better. But don't you think that sentiment is a side bar to the agenda? That problem that darn near everyone in power refuses to acknowledge...until it happens to them and then its too late. (And I don't mean political power as much as business power.) Why do young men such as Washington turn to this lifestyle? When did he give up hope? At which point in life does any young man or woman give up and decide the easy way (selling drugs in this case) is the only way they can slide? Something I, the realist amongst us, said? Because I have no advice for them anymore -- get that 4.0 in high school and college, earn that MBA by 25, end hunger in Rwanda in spare time and you too can be without a job, or worse, pushing carts for Walmart U.S. by age 30, 35 or 40. That is our new economy. That is our kind society at work. So, gotta run now; off I go at 50 to push carts at Walmart for $8 a hour, putting my MBA to good use, too. Why I haven't taken the easy way out, as these folks have, well, I can't answer that either. I don't dare discuss it deeper because the assumed solution from all the kind folks here is: Get a grip, pull up your boot straps and get into Morgan Stanley by any means necessary. As simple a solution as being kind to one another -- and both miss the point entirely.
Wendy Kelly January 25, 2013 at 03:28 PM
sayitaintsojack at every level in society it's about entitlement/greed and disrespect of humanity.
Peekskillresident January 27, 2013 at 05:36 AM
To be from Peekskill and to know Darrell Washington he's not about that drug life!!! Someone brought up a good question, and that was, At what point did he give up hope?! This man always kept a good job!! Its sad to say but this economy has forced people into this lifestyle!! Lastly, since this is a small town and people talk clearly he was doing business with the wrong people and they set his ass up!!! Especially that old white lady!! She been around for many years getting high and the police surely know who she is!!! Smh so sad another one bites the dust!!
john March 19, 2013 at 03:03 AM
"Joint" probe into drug deal? lol
john March 19, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Those mug shots are a fine collection of Peekskill's best.

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