Multi-Agency Surveillance Operation in Port Jervis leads to possession with intent to sell arrests

Stephanie Reis, age 27 of Sprarrowbush, NY was arrested on August 22, 2018 on Pike Street and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell in the 3rd Degree, a class B Felony during a surveillance operation.  Reiss was found in possession of 159 bags of heroin at the time of her arrest and a quantity of US Currency.  In addition, Raymond Rivera, age 22, of Sparrowbush was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell in the 3rd Degree, a class B Felony, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors.  The defendant fled on foot and resisted arrest as officers attempted to arrest him during a surveillance operation on East Main Street. The defendant was captured after a several block foot pursuit and found in possession of 50 bags of heroin during the time of his arrest.

The subjects were arraigned in Port Jervis City Court and remanded to the custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office – Rivera in lieu of $100,000 cash bail and Reiss without bail pending action of the Orange County Grand Jury.

Raquan Brown, age 24, of the Bronx, NY was charged by detectives with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony, based upon a surveillance operation on upper Pike Street on August 7, 2018. Brown was found in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine packaged for sale at the time of his arrest.  Brown was arraigned in City Court and remanded to Orange County Jail pending further court appearances.
The investigation was conducted by a multi-agency team consisting of investigators from the  Port Jervis Police Department, New York State Police and the FBI Mid-Hudson Safe Streets Task Force investigating the sales of crack cocaine and heroin in the City of Port Jervis.
The above cases are being prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
If you see something, say something.  If you suspect illegal activity and narcotics dealing is occurring in your neighborhood, contact the Port Jervis Police confidential TIPS line at 845-858-4003.
Notice: A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.