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Cortlandt Man Busted With Heroin, Cocaine After Home Search

Marino Magaletti
Marino Magaletti Photo Credit: Westchester County Police

Investigators from the Westchester County Heroin-Opioid Task Force arrested a 63-year-old Cortlandt Manor man Thursday morning and seized quantities of heroin and cocaine from his home.

Members of the Westchester County, Yorktown and Peekskill police departments executed a search warrant at an apartment on Edward Street about 8 a.m., said Kieran O'Leary, public information officer for Westchester County Police. They seized 97 small bags of heroin and half a gram of cocaine.

Marino Magaletti of Edward Street was arrested following a task force investigation into reported drug sales occurring from a basement apartment on Edward Street.

Magaletti was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance (with intent to sell) in connection with the heroin and criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with the cocaine. Both charges are felonies.

Magaletti was arraigned today in Cortlandt Town Court and was ordered held without bail at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla. He is due back in Cortlandt Town Court on Dec. 11.

The heroin-opioid task force was formed this summer to combat the distribution and sale of heroin and opioid medications in Westchester County. Task force partners include the county police Narcotics Unit, investigators and prosecutors from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, and members of the Croton-on-Hudson, Peekskill, Yorktown and Yonkers police departments.

The task force works closely with other municipal police departments on investigations across Westchester.

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