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Peekskill Police Arrest Two On Drug Charges

PEEKSKILL, NY - Two city residents were arrested on felony drug charges around 10 p.m. Wednesday night following a month-long investigation.

The police SWAT team executed a search warrant at a home located at 964 Phoenix Avenue and arrested 33-year-old Jason Lowery and confiscated 29 bags of Heroin, several tabs of Opana, an Opiate, a quantity of marijuana and crack and powder cocaine

More than $2,000 cash was also confiscated. Lowery has been charged with third and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony and misdemeanor, respectively. This was not Lowery's first arrest, said Peekskill Police spokesman Lt. Eric Johansen.

"This particular residence was raided in March of 2010," Johansen said. This is a residential area with a lot of children living there. We've had numerous complaints from this particular neighborhood"

The arrest was made thanks to neighbors who noticed suspicious activity going on at the residence, according to Peekskill Police Spokesman Lt. Eric Johansen. The arrests were made in conjunction with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

Also in the house police found scales and packaging materials comonly used for narcotics distribution, which led to the arrest of resident Sherri Hunt, who was charged with criminal nuisance, a class B felony, for allegedly allowing her residence to be used for the sale of narcotics and possession of drug paraphanalia, a misdemeanor.

"I don't know if she owns it but she's the person who leases it or rents it," Johansen said.

Johansen said Hunt was affiliated with the Westchester County Department of Corrections but could not elaborate further. She was at the home during a raid in 2010 but was not arrested then. Johansen said he was disgusted that someone in law enforcement would be involved in such activities.

"I'm sympathetic for the people that live in that neighborhood that have to be subjected to that kind of lawlessness," Johansen said. "They've been arrested and presumably punished by the courts, but they set up shop and kept doing it once again. Let then try it again. We'll be right back down there knocking down the door with the SWAT team."

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