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Defendant in 'Operation Final Blow' Arrested by Troop F At Residence In Mountaindale

Suspect Held in Sullivan County Jail


Trevone Waxter, one of the 36 defendants charged last week in 'Operation Final Blow', was arrested September 28 at his home in Mountaindale on separate gun possession charges following a disturbance incident in Deerpark, according to Troop F of the New York State Police.


Operation Final Blow - led by Orange County DA David Hoovler and involving multiple law enforcement agencies that included the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office - was a four-month operation that reportedly removed significant amounts of fentanyl and weapons from Sullivan and Orange Counties and beyond.


Hoovler was joined at a news conference on September 28 by Sullivan DA Meagan Galligan and Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff.


Waxter was charged later that day with three felony counts involving criminal possession of a firearm, reportedly based on a warrant from the Port Jervis Police.


He is being held in Sullivan County Jail.






Trooper Steven Nevel, the Troop F spokesperson, told The SullivanTimes on Monday about the arrest:

"It was a disturbance complaint in the town of Deerpark at 7:15 a.m. on September 28, 2022. He was injured and needed EMS assistance. He was acting irate and throwing rocks at a residence. A check revealed that he had a warrant out of Port Jervis and (Troop F) turned over to them."


Waxter was named last week by Hoovler as one of the defendants in the operation.


In that announcement, Hoovler listed Waxter's residence as Port Jervis, but Nevel said the suspect was living in Mountaindale at the time of his arrest.


Waxter is the seventh Sullivan County defendant named by Hoovler in the drugs and weapons bust.


He joins multiple defendants, including Monticello football coach Jack Piscitelli, charged with "the class B felony of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, for having agreed to engage in or cause the performance of conduct constituting the class A felony of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree. "





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