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Man Sold Drugs to Undercover Cop Twice, Yorktown Police Say

YORKTOWN, N.Y.— A Yorktown man previously charged by state police with criminal possession of a controlled substance now faces four felony charges after he allegedly sold pills to an undercover officer.

Michael Gomes, 23, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after an investigation by Yorktown police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Narcotics Unit. Gomes allegedly sold alprazolam pills to the officer on two occasions. Alprazolam is the generic form of the anxiety medication Xanax.

Gomes was sent to the Westchester County jail on $15,000 bail and is due to appear at 6 p.m. March 13 in Yorktown Town Court.

Other news from the Yorktown Police Department:

Home Damaged: Police arrested 29-year-old Michelina Albero of Ossining after she allegedly damaged $4,550 worth of property inside a New Chalet Drive residence. Police were called about 8:50 p.m. March 11 by the resident of the home, who was in Dutchess County at the time. Albero was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony. She was served with a temporary order of protection and then released on her own recognizance to a family member. She is scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. March 13 in Yorktown Town Court.

Phone Harassment: 51-year-old John Protano was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, after he allegedly harassed and threatened a person on the phone on several occasions. Police went to arrest Protano for the initial charge of aggravated harassment and he allegedly resisted arrest, leading to the second charge. Protano was sent to the Westchester County jail on $500 bail and is due to appear at 6 p.m. March 13 in Yorktown Town Court.

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