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Newburgh city 'no-knock' raid yields drugs, two arrests

A Newburgh city police vehicle. (June 18, 2012)

A Newburgh city police vehicle. (June 18, 2012) Photo Credit: Leslie Barbaro

A "no-knock" warrant raid on a City of Newburgh residence Wednesday morning led to the recovery of several kinds of narcotics and two arrests, police said.

An investigation by the city police's narcotics unit of drug sales in the area culminated in a raid at 7:15 a.m. at a single-family home at 236 Powell Ave., Det. Lt. Dan Cameron said. Members of the unit recovered 40 glassine heroin envelopes, 2.2 grams of crack cocaine, 2.5 grams of marijuana, drug-packaging material, scales and some cash, Cameron said. He declined to disclose the amount of cash recovered.

A 60-year-old man who resides at 236 Powell Ave., Connie Boykin, was arrested, as was another resident, Yasmeen Brooks, 36, police said. Boykin was charged with four counts of felony drug possession and one felony count of sale of a controlled substance; Brooks was charged with four counts of felony drug possession.

The suspects were in the Newburgh police lockup Wednesday afternoon awaiting arraignment in city court. No attorney information was immediately available for either suspect.

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