Wednesday, March 7, 2018




Highland Falls man sentenced to prison on drug conviction


GOSHEN – A Highland Falls man was sentenced to five years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on his guilty plea to felony criminal possession of drugs.

Rakeem Whatley, 42, was found in possession of 3.7 grams of cocaine when police executed a search warrant at his apartment. He was also charged with criminally using drug paraphernalia for possessing packaging material.

Town of Highlands Police assisted Village of Highland Falls Police in the execution of the search warrant.

“One key to successful narcotics enforcement is cooperation and coordination between various law enforcement agencies,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “Narcotics enforcement within small insular communities can be particularly challenging but is possible when agencies share resources and information.”


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