New Rochelle Man Arrested for Drugs in Croton

Croton Police made a drug bust involving marijuana worth $345,000.

An eight-month investigation has resulted in a huge drug bust in Croton-on-Hudson, allegedly involving a New Rochelle man.

Investigators say Andron Lewis, of New Rochelle, was getting marijuana shipped to his Croton workplace, The Institute of Applied Human Dynamics, from a California location. The Institute, located at 1 Mount Green Rd. in Croton, provides services for people with developmental disabilities in Westchester and the Bronx.

Police say one of Lewis' jobs at the Institute was to transport residents. Yesterday, while transporting three residents to the Bronx, Lewis was stopped by police. Investigators found two large packages of marijuana in the vehicle. The packages weighed more than 53 pounds. Police estimate the street value of the pot to be $345,000.

Police arrested the New Rochelle resident and charged him with felony marijuana possession. Lewis is being held at the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. He is due back in Croton Village Court on April 4.

The made the arrest in conjunction with NYSP Cortlandt, the NYSP Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Westchester County DA's office.


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