Two men arrested in alleged illegal substance deal

Two men were arrested on April 6, over charges of drug possession in a suspected controlled substance deal, The Daily Voice reported.

Authorities from the Port Chester Police Department Narcotics Squad and the Westchester County Police Narcotics Unit were investigating drug activities in the area of Traverse Avenue at around 3:50 p.m. when they noticed that a man entered a mini-van to possibly transact with the driver of the vehicle in an alleged drug deal. After further investigation, authorities discovered 40 small bags of heroin and a cash amount of about $5,000.

The driver of the van, 44-year-old Victor Carrion of Bronx, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of controlled substances and third-degree criminal sale of controlled substances. On the other hand, the van’s passenger, 56-year-old Eugene Rodrigues of New Rochelle, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both suspects are currently being held at the Port Chester police headquarters, waiting for their arraignments.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., may help you build your legal defenses against drug-related accusations. To learn more about how we can be of help, call our Westchester office at (914) 772-3166 today.