Port Jervis man arrested with drugs, cash, stolen property

PORT JERVIS – Law enforcement authorities, Thursday, arrested a 24-year-old Port Jervis man following execution of a search warrant that yielded massive amounts of drugs, cash and stolen property.

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden announced the arrest of Vinny Hannon, who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree, and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree.

Hannon was released on an appearance ticket because of state bail reform laws that Hoovler continues to criticize.

Vinny Hannon

Seized in Hannon’s apartment were 91 glassine envelopes of heroin or fentanyl, one gram of crack cocaine, one gram of powder cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, 11 oxycodone pills, 51 oxycontin pills, three Xanax pills, five Suboxone pills, 86 grams of liquid methadone, a pill press, drug packaging materials and scales.

Police also recovered $38,000 in cash and some $20,000 worth of stolen retail merchandize, still in packages, which Hannon is alleged to have exchanged during narcotics purchases.

The stolen property included assorted electronics, power tools, medical equipment, including heart and blood pressure monitors, cosmetics and personal care products, designer clothing, sneakers, cell phones and accessories, and household appliances.

Authorities have also begun money-laundering investigations, to track the sources and methods of disposal of cash proceeds obtained from the drug and stolen property transactions.

DA Hoovler said the sale and possession of illegal drugs is “a major concern to our communities, and in this case, we see those activities combine with large-scale dealings in stolen property.”

Chief Worden said Port Jervis “will not tolerate criminal activity.”

Assisting Port Jervis Police and the DA’s office were the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group.

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