TWO CAREER CRIMINALS CHARGED IN VILLAGE OF NYACK DRUG CRACKDOWN

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe on Wednesday announced that two men have been indicted on drug charges following a two-month undercover investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Village of Nyack.

Picture 1Dominic White, 36, of 18 South Midland Avenue, Nyack, New York has been charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, class “B” felonies and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, class “B” felonies.

 

 

Picture 2Larnell Fortier, 22, of 408 Nyack Plaza Apartments, Nyack, New York has been charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class “B” felony, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class “B” felony, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a class “D” felony and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a class “D” felony.

District Attorney Zugibe said, “These arrests once again underscore our continuing commitment to end drug-dealing and reduce drug-based violence within the Village of Nyack. We will not allow career criminals like these defendants to pedal their poison and terrorize our communities.”

White is currently on parole for prior drug sales in the Village of Nyack and Fortier is currently on probation for prior drug sales in the Village of Nyack. Both defendants were remanded.

The investigation commenced in March, 2013 when the Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, together with the New York State Police CNET Unit, the Town of Orangetown Police Department Detective Bureau, the Rockland County Probation Department and the New York State Parole Division, began the investigation with the goal of identifying street-level, open-air drug dealers operating in the Village of Nyack.

The District Attorney further said that undercover police detectives and New York State Troopers posing as drug buyers arranged to purchase powder and crack cocaine and prescription drugs on several occasions, and were met by the defendants who gave the detectives a quantity of narcotics in exchange for a sum of money.

Rockland County Drug Task Force Director Christopher Goldrick said, “The Drug Task Force, along with the Town of Orangetown Police Department, continues to coordinate with state and federal law enforcement officers, including state probation and parole agencies, to systematically dismantle entrenched street-level dealers who continue to plague Village of Nyack residents and its business district.”

Class “B” Felonies are punishable by up to nine years in state prison and Class “D” Felonies are punishable by up to two and one-half years in state prison.