The city’s police officers arrested seven people on drug charges and recovered an assortment of narcotics during their weekly drug sweep.
Police seized 117 glassines of heroin, 109 baggies of crack-cocaine, 3 knotted bags of powdered cocaine, 3 baggies of cocaine, 30 baggies of marijuana, 99 grams of marijuana, and 20 orange colored ecstasy pills during the sweep which ran from March 8th to 14th, 2016, said police director Jerry Speziale.
$807 in suspected drug money as seized as well, said police.
Arrested on drug charges were city residents Darron Jefferson, 21, of North 4th Street; Dabarr M. Jones, 27, of Park Avenue; Tyron Lowery aka “T,” 29, of Murray Avenue; Devry Tavarez, 22, of Walnut Street; Tyrick S. Brown, 26, of East 34th Street; Victor V. Leopardi, 52, of 21st Avenue; and Hector B. Penalo, 39, of Spruce Street.
Jefferson was arrested with 92 glassines of heroin, 11 baggies of crack-cocaine on March 8th, 2016 at 126 Belmont Avenue, according to police.
Jefferson was also charged with resisting arrest.
Jones was arrested the same day on 10th Avenue and East 26th Street with 1 baggie of marijuana, according to police.
Police arrested Lowery on March 10th, 2016 at 16-30 Plesinger Place with 96 baggies of crack-cocaine, 25 glassines of heroin, and 29 baggies of marijuana.
Tavarez and Brown were arrested on March 11th, 2016 at 1212 Madison Avenue. Both have been charged with having 3 baggies of cocaine, 20 ecstasy pills, and 99 grams of marijuana, according to police.
$674 in suspected drug money was seized from Tavarez.
Leopardi was arrested the same day on Fair and Auburn Streets with 2 baggies of crack-cocaine.
Penalo was charged with having 3 knotted bags of powdered cocaine, approximately 3 grams, on McLean Boulevard and 17th Avenue on March 14th, 2016.
$133 was taken from Penalo in suspected drug money.
“We will vigorously pursue and hold those accountable for illegal drugs in our community,” said Speziale.