PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – A piece of trash thrown from a vehicle window led to felony drug charges for two city residents last week, according to city police.
Bryan Williams, 31, and Clarence Bolton, 36, of Peekskill were arrested at 5 p.m. Thursday on Elizabeth Street by Police Officer Matt Basso and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, according to police.
Police stopped the vehicle after seeing the passenger throwing litter out the window, police said. Officers found more than an eighth of an ounce of crack cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana in the vehicle, leading to felony charges against the driver, Williams, and the passenger, Bolton, police said. Bolton was additionally charged with littering. Both were held for arraignment in city court.
Other arrests made by Peekskill Police in the past week:
- Roland Brickhouse, 24, of Peekskill, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Sunday and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, in the 300 block of North Division Street. Brickhouse was charged following a 10-month investigation conducted jointly with the state police in which Brickhouse sold crack cocaine on several occasions to an undercover officer, police said. He was held for arraignment in city court without bail.
- Anthony Williams, 19, of Peekskill, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. Friday by Police Officer Pam Sgroi and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, in the 900 block of Second Street. Williams was charged after assaulting a 34-year-old Peekskill man, who sustained minor injuries to his face as a result and was treated at the scene, police said. Williams was held on $2,500 bail.
- Daniel Failla, 27, of Ossining, was arrested at 6:45 p.m. Friday on Washington Street by Police Officer Matt Basso and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Failla was stopped for a minor traffic violation and found to be in possession of two tablets of the prescription drug Suboxone, according to police. Failla was released on his own recognizance. He is due in city court on Oct. 11.