PORT JERVIS – Port Jervis City Police in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Group, the Town of Deerpark Police Department, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, have released the following arrests based upon continued proactive investigative efforts to combat the illicit sales of heroin, crack cocaine and unlawful possession of firearms in the City of Port Jervis.
On April 5, 2017, the Port Jervis Police Department, aided by the Town of Deerpark Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Group executed a search warrant at 111 Ryan Street, Apartment #3 in the City’s Third Ward. As a result, Kayla M. Goldschneider, age 25, of 111 Ryan St. Apt # 3, and Antwon J. Pinney, age 29, of 111 Ryan St. Apt # 3 were arrested. Both defendants were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with Intent to Sell (Class B Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree (Class C Felony) and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor).
Police recovered United States Currency, 54 bags of heroin, approximately 5 grams of crack cocaine, packaging materials and other drug related paraphernalia. The arrests stem from an investigation into the illicit sales of heroin and crack cocaine from this location. Defendants were arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail pending further court appearances.
On April 7, 2017, a search warrant was also executed at 101 West Main Street, Apartment #2, in the City’s 1st Ward, which resulted in the arrest of Kelly S. Dean, age 49, of same address who was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with Intent to Sell (Class B Felony).
Police seized a quantity of US Currency and a 2005 Ford Focus and the narcotic drug heroin during the course of the undercover investigation. The arrest stems from an investigation into the illicit sales of heroin in the City of Port Jervis. Dean is currently being held in the Port Jervis City Police Lock-up facility without bail awaiting an arraignment in City Court.
Christopher M. Ramos, age 30, of 102 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, was arrested early in the morning on April 7, 2017, by City of Port Jervis police officers on Sussex Street, and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (Class C Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (Class D Felony), Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree. Police found the defendant to be in possession of a loaded, .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, $1,171.00 U.S Currency, packaging materials and a digital scale. The defendant is currently being held in the Port Jervis City Police Department Lock-up facility without bail awaiting arraignment in Port Jervis City Court.
“Heroin overdose deaths are increasing,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “I highly commend the City of Port Jervis Police Department, the Town of Deerpark Police Department and the Sheriff Office’s Special Operations Group for their collaborative work on narcotics case. My office will do everything in our power to work with them and hold accountable drug dealers whose narcotics devastate communities, and all too often kill the people who consume them.”
“We vow to continue to work tirelessly with our partners in the community and law enforcement to investigate and arrest those who sell illicit narcotics on our streets” said Port Jervis Police Chief William J. Worden. “If you see Something Say Something and Be Part of the Solution. If you suspect illicit narcotics trafficking is occurring in your neighborhood please call our TIP’s Line at 845-858-4003”.