Rockland County District Attorney’s Narcotics Task Force Bust Nets Guns, Drugs, and Money
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II announced the execution of two search warrants in a drug investigation coordinated by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force. The three (3) month investigation resulted in four (4) handguns, large amounts of narcotics and more than $ 19,000 in cash.
The Narcotics Task Force launched this case in September and has worked with several law enforcement agencies across Rockland County since its inception. As a result of the investigation, two search warrants were carried out in Haverstraw City and Clarkstown City yesterday. Because of the security concerns associated with executing these high risk search warrants, it was deemed essential to deploy the Clarkstown Critical Incident Response Team and the Rockland County REACT team on each site. These highly skilled and professional teams were able to execute these two high risk warrants without harming anyone.
Rashaad Harcum, 32, of Central Nyack, NY, was taken into custody at the second search warrant location and home. A search of the residence revealed four loaded handguns, approximately 20 grams of cocaine, approximately 16.4 grams of heroin, and US $ 19,708.00 in US currency. Harcum was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (crime), criminal possession of a firearm 3rd and 4th (crime), and criminal sale of controlled substance 3rd (crime). Rashaad Harcum was tried before Judge David Ascher in the Clarkstown City Court of Justice, who ordered $ 10,000 bail. The return date is January 22, 2021.
District Attorney Walsh said “more arrests are imminent”.
The Rockland District Attorney’s Drug Task Force consists of members of the DA office as well as officers from the Clarkstown Police Department, the Orangetown Police Department, and the Haverstraw Police Department. The District Attorney thanks Supervisor George Hoehmann (City of Clarkstown), Supervisor Teresa Kenny (City of Orangetown) and Supervisor Phillips (City of Haverstraw) for allowing police officers from their respective cities to join this statewide task force.
Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said, “Today was a prime example of the great policing of our law enforcement partners in Rockland County. This research shows how a united front can produce great results in fighting drug sales and removing dangerous firearms from our streets here in Rockland. I thank all the police and city officials who make sure that we work as a cohesive unit.