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Man Sought on Port Chester Warrant Hit with New Drug Charge

Police: Pills found in candy package.

A man wanted by Port Chester police on two warrants faces a new drug charge after being arrested by cops working in plain clothes on Purdy Avenue, according to village police.

Karon Martin, 31, who told police he is homeless, was spotted by police officers at about 2:45 p.m. Friday. Martin was stopped and arrested because of warrants stemming from a criminal mischief charge from October 2011 and a petty larceny charge in June 2012.

As police searched Martin they found a candy cigarette box. Police said that inside that box were five prescription medication pills for which Martin does not have a prescription.

Martin was hit was a new charge, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as a result of police finding the pills.

Martin was ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a Port Chester Village Court hearing.

Bart Didden August 28, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Great work by our Police Department again today.
Craig Noor August 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Too many prescription drugs, too freely available... they are brought to market too quick and certainly have never been tested in combination with alcohol... I look forward to the day they get rid of Oxycontin, Oxycodone, etc. - which have been so overprescribed (junless you believe there is 5 times as much "significant pain' as there was 10 years ago...

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