2011-09-15 / Front Page

Huge drug bust in Putnam

Package tracked, delivered in Mahopac
Eric Gross

It's being called Putnam's largest marijuana bust ever.

Carmel Police arrested a California woman Friday and seized 60 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $250,000.

Lt. Brian Karst said members of the department's Special Conditions Unit in conjunction with the department's  Detective Division developed information that a large quantity of marijuana was to have been shipped to a package store in Mahopac on Friday. Police staked out the business and the shipment arrived at its pre-determined destination.

Cops waited patiently and at 1:50 pm, Emily Gilley, 29, of Downey, California, entered the store and retrieved the packages from a clerk before leaving the premises. She was immediately taken into custody and was charged with a felony count of 1st degree criminal possession of marijuana.

The young woman was remanded to the Putnam Correctional Facility without bail pending future court action.

District Attorney Adam Levy said the charge was a Class C felony carrying a maximum 15 year state prison term if found guilty.

Karst had special praise for Officers Brian Shay and James Terrazas who comprise the Special Conditions Unit.

"The investigation into this major drug bust is continuing," said Karst.




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