November 4, 2017




Port Jervis man arrested on drug charges


PORT JERVIS – A Port Jervis man is under arrest following the execution of a no-knock search warrant at his apartment at 2 ½ North Street in the city on Friday morning.

A lengthy undercover investigation into illegal sales of crack cocaine and heroin in Port Jervis led to the arrest of Paul Ayala, 25, also known as “Mike Mike Ova.” Police seized a quantity of crack cocaine during the search.

Ayala was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, all as felonies, as well as a violence of state parole.

Port Jervis City Police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group conducted the warrant search. The case is being prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.


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