An undercover operation involving the Peekskill Police Department resulted in the arrest of a suspected heroin dealer at the corner of Requa and Smith streets in Peekskill earlier this month, police tell The Peekskill Post.
The suspect—41-year-old Clarence O. Bolton, a graduate of Peekskill High School—has been charged with sale of heroin (a class B felony) and other related charges, according to police. Bolton, according to Peekskill City Court, was remanded without bail to the county jail in Valhalla by Judge Reginald J. Johnson, where he will remain until at least his next court date, which is scheduled for Dec. 21.
“This was a case involving an undercover police officer and was worked on by the City of Peekskill police and the Northern Westchester Drug Task Force, which consists of officers from Westchester County Department of Public Safety and the Yorktown and Croton police departments,” said Peekskill Chief of Police Eric Johansen.
According to information provided by the Peekskill Police Department, Bolton has been charged with the following:
• Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance on 10/19/17 (Class B felony)
• Two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance on 10/19/17 (Class B felony)
• One count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana on 12/1/17 (violation)
Peekskill Det. Matt Basso made the arrest. A mugshot was not available.