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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Drug bust targets tri-state area

  • A joint investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office, the Port Jervis Police Department and the Eastern Pike Regional Police lead to the seizure of an assortment of drugs that were being sold in the Tri-State area.


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  • A joint investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office, the Port Jervis Police Department and the Eastern Pike Regional Police lead to the seizure of an assortment of drugs that were being sold in the Tri-State area.
    Port Jervis Police executed a “No Knock” Search Warrant issued by the Honorable City Court Judge Victoria Campbell upon an apartment located at 34 Fowler Street, in the the City of Port Jervis, NY based upon a multi-state undercover investigation conducted by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force and Port Jervis Police Detectives into alleged interstate sales of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and prescription narcotic strength medications over a several month time period. Police seized approximately 20 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 105 grams of marijuana, 176 assorted prescription strength pills, $1,234.00 United States Currency, digital scales, and packaging materials.
    After execution of the search warrant the Port Jervis Police Department arrested Mary White, age 29, of 34 Fowler Street, and charged her with being a Fugitive From Justice (Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with Intent to Sell and Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 3rd degree (Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree (Felony) and Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree (A misdemeanor). 1
    In Pike County, White is charged with four counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, four counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility all felonies, and four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.
    The investigation began when White sold oxycodone pills to an under cover police officer in Westfall Township, Pike County. White made three additional sales to the under cover officer. On two of the occasions White is alleged to have sold cocaine to the under cover officer.
    This is the second recent joint investigation between authorities in the two states. Both Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin and Chief of Police William Worden pledged to continue their joint effort. Tonkin stated: “Law Enforcement in this area recognizes that criminals will cross state borders to engage in their illicit trade and we will work together to reduce the flow of illegal drugs in the Tri-State Area.” Chief Worden reiterated:  “Our multi-state partnership has proven to be extremely effective with addressing crime in our region.  This should serve as a warning to drug dealers and other criminals that law enforcement will continue to aggressively work together and pursue criminals who affect the communities of both states.”
    Tonkin and Worden also thanked the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance with the case.
    Anyone with information on drug trafficking in Pike County can call the District Attorney’s Office at (570)296-3482 and ask for the Detective Bureau.  In Port Jervis call (845)858-4003. All calls will be kept confidential

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