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Drugs, Cash, and Stolen Property Recovered
Pursuant to a Search Warrant
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, on Thursday, October 8, 2020, announced the arrest of a suspect and the recovery of large quantities of narcotics, cash, and stolen property. Vinny Hannon, age 24, of Port Jervis, was arrested after police executed a search warrant in his apartment. Hannon was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree.
Hannon was released from custody on an appearance ticket, because, due to State bail law amendments that became effective on January 1, 2020, none of the charges qualified Hannon to be held on bail.
On October 8, 2020, at about 5:00 a.m., officers from the Port Jervis Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group executed a search warrant at Hannon’s apartment on Cole Street in Port Jervis. The search of the apartment revealed a number of drugs and related items, including:
91 glassine envelopes of heroin or fentanyl;
1 gram of crack cocaine;
1 gram of powder cocaine;
2 pounds of marijuana;
111 Oxycodone pills;
51 Oxycontin pills;
3 Xanax pills;
5 Suboxone pills;
86 grams of liquid Methadone;
A pill press, drug-packaging materials, and scales.
In addition, police recovered from the apartment over $38,000 in cash, and also recovered approximately $20,000 worth of stolen retail merchandise, still in its packages, which Hannon is alleged to have exchanged during narcotics purchases. The stolen property included:
Medical equipment, including heart and blood pressure monitors;
Cosmetics and personal-care products;
Cell phones and accessories;
Authorities have begun a money-laundering investigation, to track the sources and methods of disposal of cash proceeds obtained from the drug and stolen property transactions.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Port Jervis Police Department for their investigation of the case, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group for their assistance in the execution of the search warrant.
“The possession and sale of illegal drugs is of major concern to our communities,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and in this case, we see those activities combined with large-scale dealings in stolen property. Hopefully, the citizens of Port Jervis will be safer with this individual identified and subject to prosecution.”
“The Port Jervis community will not tolerate criminal activity,” said Chief Worden. “We are thankful to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group and the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.”