Five Cortlandt Residents Charged with Heroin Trafficking

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A seven-month joint police investigation resulted last week in five Cortlandt men being charged with heroin trafficking in northern Westchester.

According to Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore, each of the five suspects was observed making multiple sales of heroin to an undercover officer in Cortlandt, Peekskill and Croton-on-Hudson. DiFiore noted there appears to be no connection between any of the defendants.

The Westchester District Attorney Narcotics Initiative, State Police and Croton and Harrison police departments executed search warrants at the 168 Grand Street, Croton home of Stephen Agosto, 20, where they seized oxycodone, and the 42 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt home of Vincent Altieri, 21, where they seized nearly an ounce of cocaine, 500 $10 bags of heroin packaged for sale on the street and $3,000 in cash.

Agosto, Altieri and Alonzo “T” Thompson, 51, of Scenic Drive, Croton were all charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance in the third degree, all Class B felonies, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, all Class A misdemeanors.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel “Happy” Graham, 35, of Terrace Place, Cortlandt was arrested March 27 and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, Class B felonies, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, Class A misdemeanors.

Michael Robies, 21, of Brook Street, Cortlandt was also charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony, when he was nabbed May 2.

All the defendants were remanded to Westchester County Jail and face a maximum sentence of between nine and 12 years in state prison. DiFiore said the investigation is continuing.

 

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