Surprising Turn of Events: Chester Pair Nabbed!

On October 11, Richard Mapp, aged 38 and a resident of Chester village, along with Martine Arline, also 38 years old and residing in the same village, were arrested following a two-month narcotics investigation conducted by the Village of Chester Police Department and the Orange County Drug Task Force.

Mapp faced several charges, including menacing in the third degree, harassment in the second degree, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (CPCS) with the intent to sell, seventh-degree CPCS, and possession of a forged instrument.

Arline was charged with assault in the third degree, harassment in the second degree, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (CPCS) with the intent to sell, and seventh-degree CPCS.

According to the police report, a search warrant executed by the Orange County Special Operations Group at their residence in Whispering Hills revealed that both individuals possessed one bundle of fentanyl, two pressed fentanyl pills, various steroid pills, and $8,310.

In a statement, Orange County Sheriff Paul Arteta remarked, “No community is immune to the presence of dangerous drugs; this issue is prevalent everywhere. There is no acceptable amount of illegal drugs. Understanding that even a small quantity of fentanyl can be fatal for you or a loved one is a matter of utmost seriousness.”

Village of Chester Police Chief Timothy McGuire added, “The collaboration between the Village of Chester Police Department, the Orange County Drug Task Force, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and all other involved agencies demonstrates our commitment to ridding our community of these narcotics. The Village of Chester Police will relentlessly pursue those who traffic drugs and threaten our communities. Removing these harmful substances from our community undoubtedly has saved many lives. If you are involved in selling, possessing, or trafficking drugs in the village of Chester, we will take action.

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