Four Charged in Northern Westchester Heroin Investigation

Three arrested in raid at Somers home, fourth arrested in Yorktown.


A four-month investigation into heroin distribution in the northern towns of Westchester County led to raids today in Somers and Yorktown and four arrests, according to State Police.

State Police, Westchester County Police and the Westchester District Attorney’s Narcotics Initiative combined efforts in the arrests of Peter Muir, 25, Alora Muir, 19, and Cody Vonelm, 19, all from Somers, and Bret Oleet, 25, of Yorktown.  

Peter Muir’s house, located in the Lake Lincolndale hamlet of the Town of Somers, was raided early today by the County Police Special Response Team, Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office and members of the State Police.
A search of the residence, police said, found Muir was in possession of several bundles of heroin, suboxone, brass knuckles and a gravity knife. He was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree with intent to sell and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, all felonies.  

Alora Muir and Cody Vonelm were also found to be in possession of heroin and were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree with intent to sell, also felonies.
After the raid in Lake Lincolndale, Westchester County Police went to the Town of Yorktown and arrested Bret Oleet and charged him with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, felonies, as part of this ongoing investigation.
All four were arraigned by Somers Town Judge Denis Timone, who ordered  them held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a hearing on Thursday.
Westchester County and Putnam County law enforcement are continuing the investigation into the distribution and possession of heroin within the two counties.  State Police said that anyone with information is encouraged to contact a local State Police barracks, the Westchester County Police or the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

pirata December 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM
these 3 will be out walking/dealing about by Thursday afternoon. Court dates for them will be just a "glitch" in their busy schedule. They'll get adjournments, postponements for the next 6 mos in court and continue to do as they please throughout. Our legal system is fast asleep.
john basic December 20, 2012 at 02:38 AM
i agree
marky weltzien December 21, 2012 at 01:22 AM
our Legal system is not fast asleep, it is the american taxpayers who are fast asleep. How much taxpayer $ went into the "investigation" which led to the arrest of 2 barely out of high school junkies, and 2 thugs thinking they're hot stuff with "gravity knives and brass knuckles"... they go to harlem, buy a couple bundles, and triple their money selling the packages to high school kids & young adults... how much $ went to county detectives, the county police, how much will the judge earn to sit at the bench, public defenders? DA? ADA? each year of conviction = $64k of taxpayer $ going to a state (privately owned) prison... our legal system is far from asleep, it is thriving. The US has been patrolling and heavily guarding poppy fields in afghanistan since it's occupation in 2001. since then heroin has exploded in the US, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's GDP has risen 90%... how about some Investigative Journalism PATCH?
pirata December 21, 2012 at 01:51 AM
I like the suggestion/idea of Investigative Journalism on the the Patch's part AND the Journal News as well -- wish that would happen. Good comment, good thoughts, sad and frustrating truths. Our court/legal system however is far to lenient, thereby wasting more taxpayer $. Sit in a courtroom a few times and watch the show that goes on with zero to no progress or results, just a bunch of stringing along, week to week, month to month, further wasting $$$ and we, who pay for that, tolerate it.


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