A 74-year-old Port Chester man faces a felony charge after allegedly selling cocaine near a public housing project in the village, according to police.
A joint task force of Port Chester and Westchester County police were conducting surveillance on Purdy Avenue on Monday when they saw 74-year-old Leroy Sims meet up with a buyer, Lt. James Ladeairous said.
Sims pulled up in a red Ford Explorer, and police say they observed a hand-off between Sims and his customer. The open-air sale happened on the street near 70 Purdy Ave., which is owned by the Port Chester Housing Authority.
Officers stopped Sims at the intersection of Weber Drive and Midland Avenue. When they asked Sims to step out of his truck, they saw "a small bundle of white glacine envelopes in plain sight," Ladeairous said. The bundle contained five envelopes filled with "a white powdery substance" which was positively tested as cocaine, according to the police report.
Sims, of Bush Avenue, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
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