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Traffic Stop In Irvington Leads To Drug, Other Charges

The Greenburgh Police Department Irvington's Andrew Joffe with possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny.
The Greenburgh Police Department Irvington's Andrew Joffe with possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny. Photo Credit: Courtesy Greenburgh Police Department

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A traffic stop in Greenburgh led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of a 33-year-old Irvington resident wanted in connection with several stolen vehicles in the area, according to Greenburgh Police.

Andrew Joffe, of Irvington, was pulled over at around 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 "for vehicle and traffic violations," Greenburgh Police said in a news release. Joffe was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, but police later discovered he was "in possession of a hypodermic needle and a quantity of heroin," according to the release.

"Further investigation by Greenburgh detectives found that the operator did not have permission to operate the vehicle in question," police wrote in the release. "It was further learned that the 33-year-old operator had recently broken into several vehicles during the overnight hours in the Taxter Road / Mulligan Lane area of Irvington, and stole numerous items from within the vehicles."

Joffe was charged with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle; misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; and misdemeanor petit larceny, according to the release.

Joffe was arraigned in Greenburgh Town Court and sent to the Westchester County Jail on $5,000 bail, according to the release.

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