MONTICELLO, NY — On Aug. 1, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and officers from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the John …
MONTICELLO, NY — On Aug. 1, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and officers from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the John Crawford Senior Housing complex located at 33 Liberty Street in the Village of Monticello.
At the location police recovered crack cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA (Ecstasy) pills and a large quantity of cannabis.
Police arrested the resident, Shedret Whitehead, age 69 and charged him with the felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First, Second and Third Degrees, Criminal Possession of Cannabis Second Degree, and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Whitehead, who has four prior felony convictions, is believed to be a major supplier of narcotics in the Sullivan County area.
“It appears that the defendant was running a narcotics supermarket out of his apartment”, said Undersheriff Eric Chaboty.
Shedret Whitehead was arraigned before Village of Monticello Justice Douglas Solomon and committed to the Sullivan County Jail without bail. Assisting in the investigation was U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, New York State Police, Village of Monticello Police and District Attorney Investigators. The search warrant was prepared by District Attorney Meagan Galligan.
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