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12 Charged in Port Chester Narcotics Probe

Village, county police conducted investigation over street-level drug sales in Port Chester over the past 18 months.

A dozen people have been arrested in sweeps over the past few days, charging them with illegal drug sales in Port Chester as a result of an on-going 18-month-long investigation by local and county police.

The Port Chester Police Department, working with the Narcotics Unit of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, said it has been aggressively investigating sales of illegal narcotics in the village. Arrests were made for the street-level sale of narcotics including cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, prescriptions pills and marijuana.

Police said more arrests are anticipated because of this investigaiton.

The following are charged with one count each of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a B Felony, and one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell, a B Felony:

·        Cory Peterson – Age 26 – 362 Willett Avenue, Port Chester

·        Lester Jones – Age 50 – 11 Stewart Place, Yonkers

·        Enrique Goyburu – Age 25 – 22 Sands Street, Port Chester

·        Ronald Harris – Age – 35 – (last known address) 15 Weber Drive, Port Chester

·         George Duche – Age 23 – 168 Poningo Street, Port Chester

·        John Lujan – Age 42 – 2 Sherman Avenue, Greenwich, Ct.

·        Frank Peterson - Age 45 – 19 South 9th Avenue, Mount Vernon

·        Vincent King – Age 46 – 5 Leonard Street, Port Chester

·        Demetrius Williams – Age 52 – Homeless, Port Chester

·        Markel Calhoun – Age 20 – 70 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester

·        Jacobo Castaneda – Age 30 – 139 Hobart Avenue, Port Chester

·        Phyllis Scruggs – Age 57 – 14 Valley Drive, Bridgeport, Ct.

All 12 are expected to be arraigned today in either Westchester County Court in White Plains or the Village of Port Chester Justice Court on North Main Street in Port Chester.

Linda Turturino November 30, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I agree with Mr. Didden and this is GREAT police work drugs need to be off the street and this sends a clear message that drug dealing WILL NOT be tolorated in the VIllage ..now if we could just filter that idea into code enforceement we would be well on our way to a Better PC
Sean A. McNerney November 30, 2012 at 08:50 PM
This is great to hear! Well done PCPD! Please keep up the good work!
JJ November 30, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Good job PCPD!
Sharon White November 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Great work PCPD
unknown December 01, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Smh can't blame them for trying to make a quick buck, I get the fact that it kills life's, but they don't have guns to peoples heads and forcing them to buy it. Times are hard especially where they live.
PC Native December 01, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Unknown, is the location of your brain unknown too? what planet do you live on making a statement like that?
Carmelo December 01, 2012 at 06:39 AM
What? A quick buck? Something seriously wrong with you!
Nummy December 01, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up? Definitely optional.
john north December 01, 2012 at 01:00 PM
gerat job by the pd we need to keep that crap off the streets.
Joe Blow December 01, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Port Chester police is full of it because the only way to clean up Port Chester is to lock up their friends that they went to school wit up on king street that actually sell the weight to these nickel and dime hustlers.... Make a real bust and head up king street leave the black people alone that is just making enough to get by.
Craig Noor December 01, 2012 at 02:41 PM
It can't be easy going through life with the last name Duche.
Craig Noor December 01, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Why was my comment about Bart Racist Flyer Didden referring to human beings as vermin removed? It is telling that he describes the black and brown people arrested as vermin, rather than human beings.
Craig Noor December 01, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Please provide more details - names, ranks, places where this takes place. I am sure that not all are on the take so they would look into it.
Just Saying December 01, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Craig, Actually, Mr. Didden referred to those who were arrested as vermin. You interjected the color of their skin. You are a race baiter. PS - Mr. Didden's flyer is what it was, but it has come and gone now. He has lost elections and won elections since. In other words, the people have spoken. You bring it up again, you are a race baiter. By the way, Blanca Lopez was one of two people who helped bring and supported the DOJs voting suit against Port Chester. Her's and Cesar Ruiz's court affidavits were central to the government's case. She argued how she could never win an at large election and was elected to the school board before the final judgement was even rendered, oops. So now you have 6 votes per person in Port Chester for trustee elections. Why don't you stick to the facts and peddle your race baiting cr*p somewhere else.
Bart Didden December 01, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Please call the Westchester County District Attorney's Office Public Integrity Bureau - 914-995-3420
Joe Blow December 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I agree, get drugs off the street .... The problem is you can't stop drugs if u arrest the lil guys on the corner only... You must also take out the source and not just the people (vermin) that got arrested!! They aren't the source they are just nickel and dime hustlers with no real money... So it makes you think are the police truly trying to clean up the village or just make their numbers and look good to the public
A. F. December 01, 2012 at 07:08 PM
@ Joe maybe it's time for the people to rat on the big guys then. Eventually they will go down to. Let the little guys rat on the big guys. I have heard of that happening then the little guys get less time.
A. F. December 01, 2012 at 07:17 PM
@ I see it yu tell it. If you know that take the proof and info to the right people. Don't just say it here.
jose d December 01, 2012 at 08:44 PM
This whole situation is funny. Honestly portchester is the place to buy drugs. By word of mouth its obvious who has what and where. The fact of the matter is people choose to buy drugs, without those customers this "vermin" wouldnt exist. Maybe parents in surrounding communities such as rye greenwich and harrison should do some real parenting. Kids in portchester smoke pot, but those who grow up around the harder stuff tend to never touch it because they know its consequence on the mind and health. Even besides that this is a small community where everyone knows eachother, people know who use what. These arrests are a good start but mean nothing. These 12 out leave room for another 20 to come in. Instead of pointing fingers at these people and label them criminals, or at the police dept for not doing there job, parents should critique themselves and ask why kids reach out to buy these things. No customers means no dealers. Plain and simple.
margaret taylor December 02, 2012 at 10:05 AM
John b and Bart didden I see you don't know a thing about the streets.all pc police did was put away a couple of nickel and dimers, if anything they should be in rehab.find the real dealers.you will never stop the flow of drugs, blame our government for that.
Omar Perez December 02, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Great work PCPD, lets keep our streets and beautiful town free of drugs.
PCRam02 December 03, 2012 at 06:48 PM
as a PC native its tough to see kids caught up in polluting and poisoning our community with drugs. if you still havent gotten the message or coming up with excuses to why this is unjust the PCPD will remind you.
eatingdogfood December 03, 2012 at 07:15 PM
How many seemingly standup adults buy pot and coke from these pushers? It's not just kids buying. It reminds me of the people complaining about illegal immigration and then hiring them to shovel snow and cut grass.
Bart Didden December 03, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Maybe so, or maybe these "nickel and dimers" will provide valuable information for quarters and dollar people. One could only hope and assume
Bart Didden December 03, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I sort of agree, the parents of the younger ones maybe, but what about the 57 year old? This is a slippery slope, but in the end they are all adults, they are accused of breaking the Laws made by their fellow neighbors and the people of society and until the Laws are changed, if found guilty they will be expected to fulfill the terms of their sentence.
John B December 03, 2012 at 09:27 PM
margaret Taylor: You are correct. I don't know a thing about the streets. What I do know is that due to the fine efforts of the PCPD there are 12 less people peddling this poison on the streets.
EMS December 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Great job by the pd. Jobs out there even if they do make a minimum. Dirty money is not the way to live. Go out n work ur butt off just like everyone else is doing n I'm from that side of town.
Concerned citizen December 11, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Port Chester hall of fame
English Lawrence November 06, 2013 at 08:23 AM
When you can't find work, what is one to do and how in the heck does a homeless man have money to buy drugs to sell. Is this the drugs that was taken from the police department? If so, how did they get them. Word on the street is that-well, I'll leave it right there. But I will say this, nobody is putting a gun to anyone's head to do drugs. Legalize them because they are not going anywhere-tax them and make the economy better. Denver and Washington state is catching on.
English Lawrence November 06, 2013 at 08:24 AM
I like how folks are fast to say that there are jobs out here. The ones saying that are the ones that already have a job. Once you have a record, it's hard to find work.

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