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Peekskill Police Report Several Drug Arrests Made

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - There were three drug-related arrests this week, including one felony arrest for drug sales, according to Peekskill Police.

Masi Smith, 19, of Peekskill, was arrested June 8 at 3:55 p.m. and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, on the 100 block of North Broad Street by Police Detectives Joe McGann and Anthony Malfitano.

Smith was charged following a joint undercover investigation conducted by the Peekskill Police Narcotics Unit and the New York State Police. During the investigation, Smith sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on three occasions, according to police. Smith was held for arraignment in city court.

Other arrests reported by Peekskill Police this week:

  • Melissa Hakoun, 23, of  Peekskill, was arrested June 5 at 6:15 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a violation; at police headquarters by Police Officer Dan Labodin. Hakoun was seen engaged in a verbal argument with another person and shouting obscenities in front of the Field Library, police said. Hakoun refused to stop shouting and was taken into custody, at which time police reported that a small quantity of crack cocaine was found in her possession. Hakoun was held for arraignment in City Court.
  • Tyrone Murrell, 42, of Peekskill, was arrested June 11 at 8:15 p.m. and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession, a misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; on the 900 block of Constant Avenue by Police Officer John Marchioni. Murrell was observed operating a vehicle while speaking on a cell phone and subsequently stopped for the violation, police said. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and cocaine, leading to additional charges, according to police. Murrell was held for arraignment in City Court.
  • Nathanial Tisdell, 25, of Peekskill, was arrested June 7 at 9:35 p.m. and charged with false impersonation, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, misdemeanors; on the 500 block of Highland Avenue by Police Officers Matt Basso and John Marchioni. Tidsdell was recognized as having an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of third-degree assault, police said. Tidsell  provided a false name in an effort to avoid arrest, police said. When he was correctly identified, police said, he began to resist arrest and fought with Basso, who was able to take him into custody with the assistance of Marchioni. Tisdell was held for arraignment in City Court.

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