Liberty man arrested following drug investigation

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LIBERTY – Village Police in Liberty in conjunction with the FBI Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force have arrested a 26-year-old Liberty man following a narcotics investigation.
That look into crack cocaine sales from a room at the Liberty Motel on South Main Street resulted in the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of Tony Phillips on Tuesday morning. As a result of the search, 34 bags of cocaine packaged for sale, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.
Phillips was charged with criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell, tampering with physical evidence both as felonies and misdemeanor drug possession.  He is in the Sullivan County Jail without bail.
Police also arrested Sharina Burkes, 33, of Liberty at the scene. She was charged with misdemeanor drug possession and released on an appearance ticket.
Assisting Liberty Police were the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, State Police, FBI and Monticello Village Police.