Police: Woman, 61, Sold Heroin to Undercover Officer

Renee Romano, 61, is facing felony drug charges. (Photo provided)
Renee Romano, 61, is facing felony drug charges. (Photo provided)
A 61-year-old Peekskill woman accused of selling heroin to an undercover officer is facing felony charges, officials said.

Peekskill Police detectives Anthony Malfitano and Joe McGann arrested Renee Romano when they spotted her on the 1,000 block of Park Street at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say she sold heroin to an undercover cop several times during the spring of 2013.

"Ms. Romano’s arrest was the culmination of a joint investigation conducted by the Peekskill Police Department’s and Westchester County Police Department’s narcotics units," authorities said in a statement.

Police charged Romano with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, felonies. She was sent to Westchester County Jail pending a future court appearance.
michael February 21, 2014 at 06:40 AM
OK Grannie stop selling while you are ahead. And to be on Park street is a red flag. Go to an affluent town like rye or Scarsdale. You may have better luck!
Mike February 21, 2014 at 03:12 PM
If I saw that women on Park St i would likely call EMS for her thinking that she is having problems medically or otherwise and can't find her way home. Christ...
joshua tanner February 21, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Seems like a lot of addicts also do some dealing. This old bird probably got hooked on painkillers somewhere along the way unless she just ran with the wrong crowd once upon a time


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