Westchester County police arrested five people on drug charges over the weekend after hearing a woman screaming in a house on Morningside Drive in Ossining.
Plainclothes officers from the Patrol Task Force had the 59 Morningside Drive house under surveillance Saturday night because of suspicious activity reported by uniformed officers who patrol the town, said police spokesman Kieran O'Leary.
At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the plainclothes officers heard a woman screaming inside the house and went to the front door to conduct a safety check. Officers who were admitted to the home saw a small quantity of heroin and crack pipes on tables and on the living room floor, police said.
After additional investigation, they recovered additional quantities of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia: 16 grams of cocaine, 10 glassine envelopes of heroin, a bag containing approximately 50 pipes used to smoke crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia, police said.
The five people in the home were taken into custody at 12:15 a.m. Sunday and transported to county police headquarters in Hawthorne.
Two were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd felony, and were held for arraignment in Ossining Town Court. They are Michael Moriarty, 39, of 59 Morningside Drive, Ossining, and Shari Harris, 26, of Dickerson Road, Cortlandt Manor.
The other three—a 25-year-old Harrison resident, a 28-year-old Pleasantville man and a 36-year-old Ossining man—were charged with 7th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor, and were issued desk appearance tickets requiring they appear in Ossining Town Court at a future date, police said.