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County Police Arrest 5 in Drug Bust

Police found crack, heroin and 50 crack pipes in a house in Ossining. Five people in the house were arrested.

Shari Harris and Michael Moriarty face felony drug charges.
Shari Harris and Michael Moriarty face felony drug charges.
Westchester County police arrested five people on drug charges over the weekend after hearing a woman screaming in a house on Morningside Drive in Ossining. 

Plainclothes officers from the Patrol Task Force had the 59 Morningside Drive house under surveillance Saturday night because of suspicious activity reported by uniformed officers who patrol the town, said police spokesman Kieran O'Leary.

At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the plainclothes officers heard a woman 
screaming inside the house and went to the front door to conduct a safety check. Officers who were admitted to the home saw a small quantity of heroin and crack pipes on tables and on the living room floor, police said.

After additional investigation, they recovered additional quantities of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia: 16 grams of cocaine, 10 glassine envelopes of heroin, a bag containing approximately 50 pipes used to smoke crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia, police said.

The five people in the home were taken into custody at 12:15 a.m. Sunday and transported to county police headquarters in Hawthorne.
 
Two were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
felony, and were held for arraignment in Ossining Town Court. They are Michael Moriarty, 39, of 59 Morningside Drive, Ossining, and Shari Harris, 26, of Dickerson Road, Cortlandt Manor.
 
The other three—a 25-year-old Harrison resident, a 28-year-old Pleasantville man and a 36-year-old Ossining man—were charged with 7th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and were issued desk appearance tickets requiring they appear in Ossining Town Court at a future date, police said.
joshua tanner February 10, 2014 at 08:06 PM
The reason for the massive amounts of cheap heroin is the porous borders. Its just too easy for drug dealers from Mexican and South American cartels to bring their garbage up here and get kids addicted. A bag of heroin is $10 - cheaper than a 12 pack of beer. Remember the 1.5 million heroin bust in Peekskill? The five guys arrested tell the story. http://peekskill.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/five-arrested-in-peekskill-heroin-bust
New York Patriot February 10, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Securing the borders would likely slow the flow of drugs quite a bit. Securing our borders needs to be a priority to slow the flow of drugs as well as illegal immigrants and terrorists into our country.
jo February 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM
need to create a moat around our borders fill it with alligators use a force field and electric fence.. return all caught immediately and implant a chip in them so you can monitor their whereabouts.. time to get serious and I am serious
Pete moss March 03, 2014 at 04:11 PM
MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK FURTHER INTO THE MATTER. WHY ARE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE USING NARCOTIC'S. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE USA AND THEIR NEED FOR THE SUBSTANCES, THAT THEY WILL RISK LIFE AND LIMB TO SCORE. THROWING MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THE PROBLEM DOESN'T SEEM TO BRING THE RESULTS THAT MOST PEOPLE WANT IN THEIR LIVES I E; PEACE AND SECURITY. i THINK BEFORE MORE MONEY IS WASTED BUILDING PRISON AND OTHER SORTS OF DETENTION FACILITIES SOME SANER DISCUSSIONS NEED TO BE HELD.

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