Wednesday, October 11, two residents of the Village of Chester were arrested in connection with a two-month investigation into the sale of narcotics.
The Orange County Drug Task Force and the Village Police arrested both Martine Arline and Richard Mapp, both 38 years old.
Criminal menacing, harassment, criminal possession with intent to sell, and criminal possession of a controlled substance were all charges brought against Mapp.
Arline was additionally accused of misdemeanour criminal possession of drugs and assault.
Following the execution of a search warrant at their Whispering Hills residence by the Orange County Special Operations Group, both were discovered in possession of a bundle of fentanyl, two pressed fentanyl pills, steroid pills, and $8,310 in cash.
“This problem is pervasive in every community; no region is impervious to hazardous drugs,” stated Sheriff Paul Arteta. “The use of illicit substances in any quantity is unacceptable.” It is a sobering realization that even a minute quantity of fentanyl has the potential to cause death for oneself or a cherished one.
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