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Rye Man Caught With Cocaine With Intent To Deal, Police Say

Anthony Forgione
Anthony Forgione Photo Credit: Rye Police Department

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A 28-year-old is facing a felony drug charge after being busted with cocaine that he allegedly intended to sell.

Police said that Rye resident Anthony Forgione was arrested by the department’s Special Investigations Unit with several bags of alleged cocaine following a traffic stop in Port Chester on Friday, May 26.

According to police, the arrest came after a lengthy investigation that spanned several weeks.

"This arrest is a result of outstanding investigative work by our Special Investigations Unit," Rye Commissioner of Public Safety Michael C. Corcoran, Jr. said in a statement following the arrest. "The investigation spanned several weeks. We will continue to pursue, arrest and prosecute anyone suspected of selling or possessing controlled substances in our community, as well as share intelligence with our law enforcement partners throughout the region.”

Forgione was arrested and charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and circumventing an interlock system, both misdemeanors. Forgione was also cited for several traffic infractions. He was arraigned in Rye City Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail, where he posted $10,000 bail. He is due back in court later this month.

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