Police Arrest Two For Selling Heroin In Peekskill

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Jennifer Munoz was arrested and charged by Peekskill Police with possessing and selling heroin.
Jennifer Munoz was arrested and charged by Peekskill Police with possessing and selling heroin. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Peekskill Police
Malaka Garrett was arrested and charged by Peekskill Police with possessing and selling heroin.
Malaka Garrett was arrested and charged by Peekskill Police with possessing and selling heroin. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Peekskill Police

PEEKSKIll, N.Y. -- Peekskill Police arrested two people recently for selling heroin.

Jennifer Muniz, a 28-year-old Peekskill resident, was arrested on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Officers Matt Basso and Anthony Nappi arrested Muniz when they observed her on the 1100 block of Main Street, according to officer John White.

Muniz was wanted on an open case for heroin sales that she allegedly participated in during the spring of 2013, according to White.

Muniz’s arrest was the culmination of a joint investigation conducted by the Peekskill Police Department’s and Westchester County Police Department’s Narcotics Unit. She was remanded to Westchester County Jail pending a future court appearance.

Malaka Garrett, a 49-year-old Peekskill resident, was arrested on Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class B felony and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony.

Detectives Anthony Malfitano and Detective Joe McGann arrested Garrett when they observed her on the 1100 block of Howard Street according to White.

Garrett was wanted on an open case for heroin sales that she allegedly participated in during the spring of 2013. Ms. Garrett’s arrest was the culmination of a joint investigation conducted by the Peekskill Police Department’s and Westchester County Police Department’s Narcotics Units. She was remanded to Westchester County Jail pending a future court appearance.

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There does need to be more help for these addicts.. I had my son at three different facities in one day... He wanted help We were turned away because he was not in active withdraw ... Turned away three times!!! Things need to change He was an addict he wanted help He is now dead

what am I missing here? the user above was selling heroin. selling heroin is illegal. when you do something illegal, and get caught you go to jail. sounds like the first poster might know someone who was caught up in the cycle... and they see it as a blurred line. IT'S NOT. doing illegal activities leads to arrest plain and simple. by arresting this small-time dealer they may have saved another innocents life, along w/that user's. how do you dispute that?

I would rather see thenthem in jail then on the street selling illegal drugs and making more addicts. I hope the Police continue their great work. When we get no more dealers on Peekskill streets and no more drug fueled crime, perhaps the only people on the city streets again will be the people who live here and those who visit.

These people made their own choices - don't put any blame on the officers for doing their job.

By the headlines it sure looks like cracker jack law enforcement has been taking place the past few weeks in northern Westchester. Must be at least 6 or 8 big time dealers carted off to jail recently. Come on folk. When are you gonna stop filling up our jails and prisons with addicts and find the real dope dealers. They're often the ones who wouldn't be caught dead using the drug--they know better. This game has been going on far too long. Maybe if they stopped opening so many prisons and opened some good treatment centers where you could send these folk directly they wouldn't wind up back on the streets worse than before. How many more have to die? You think anyone in their right mind wants to see themselves looking so wasted as Jennifer does above? Well I guarantee she doesn't and neither does her family. Or any of the others you've recently put behind bars. And that's the point if she, or they were in their right minds, they wouldn't be caught dead in the situation they now find themselves either. But the disease of addiction, once it gets hold is relentless and it doesn't let you go until your in treatment, jail or too often six feet below. The police know what's going on. When are they gonna start speaking out and saying enough already.
In the short term I'm not gonna say it'll be cheaper to treat addicts than to incarcerate them--it shouldn't be, if they are treated well. But in the long term costs to the taxpayer will be reduced by needing less prisons, jails, police, judges, etc. There ya go--maybe they're just trying to keep their jobs by continuing to make these arrests which ruin lives, families and communities and give nothing back.

I do not know who you are or what your background is, but being someone who worked in corrections you do not have the right info! Yes it is a disease and yes some people do get help with treatment, but more do not than do, since their upbringing and their home life breads this type of life! So when you work in the system and fully understand the whole picture please stop playing bleeding heart, as it is never as simple as you have tried to make it out as!
As for drugs, alcohol or any other type of addiction ruining the lives of many yes you are correct, but most people who (not all) do these types of things do so because they have spent their hole life on the streets, and until we educate people on what is going on, and what really needs to be done to fix it, things like are going to get much worse before they get any better folks.

Most of these kids in Northern Westchester, who are hooked on drugs or have died recently, are from middle to upper middle class families. Their home life had virtually nothing to do with them turning to drugs and they did not spend their whole life on the streets. I know many of these kids and their families, and your depiction of them couldn't be further from the truth.