District Attorney Press Release

 

COCAINE DEALERS ARRESTED IN PORT CHESTER

 

 

 

Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore and Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski announced today that the Westchester District Attorney’s Drug Initiative (W-DANI), Port Chester Police Department, New York State Police K-9 Unit and the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force arrested Jesus Alexander "Peanut" Gonzalez, (DOB 05/03/79) of 448 Ellendale Avenue, Port Chester, New York for Four Counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class "B" Felonies. 

 

On six occasions over the past five weeks, Gonzalez sold $100 worth of cocaine to an undercover officer.  In some of the sales Gonzalez acted in concert with other individuals who did the "hand-to-hand" with the undercover officer.

 

A search warrant executed at Gonzalez' residence which yielded approximately

$24,000 in cash and drug records detailing an extensive customer base.

 

Also arrested was Glen Artiles (DOB 07/11/80) of 815 East 152nd Street, The Bronx, New York on Two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, class “B” Felonies.

 

Artiles was selling cocaine with Gonzalez and utilizing 38 Bent Street in Port Chester as a stash apartment. A search warrant executed at that location yielded a quantity of cocaine packaged for street sale.  Police estimate the street value of the cocaine seized to be about $2,000. 

 

Gonzalez, who is on Parole until 2011 from a 2004 conviction for Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree arising from an  investigation conducted by W-DANI and Port Chester Police.  Police seized two firearms from Gonzalez during that investigation, an Uzi automatic machine gun and a .25 caliber handgun.

 

Gonzalez’ bail was set at $150,000 cash or bond.

 

Artiles' arraignment is pending in the Village of Port Chester Court.

 

Gonzalez and Artiles face 12 years in state prison.

 

His next court date is April 17, 2007.

 

Additional charges and further arrests are expected.

 

Assistant District Attorney Brian Moore, of the Narcotics Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

 

 

 

 Jesus Gonzalez                                    Glen Artiles

 

 

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of

Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is

merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed

innocent until and unless proven guilty.