Longshoreman Suspended from Working at Port After Arrest for Multiple Counts of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substances
August 20, 2019
Today, the Waterfront Commission temporarily suspended the registration of longshoreman Justin T. Sanchez, 26, of Jamaica, New York, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing related to his arrest. On July 30, 2019, at approximately 7:31 p.m., NYPD officers arrested Sanchez for the felony possession of over 100 tablets of alprazolam. Additionally, the police recovered other controlled substances possessed by Sanchez, including cocaine and oxycodone. The police initially arrested Sanchez after observing an alleged narcotics transaction occur in the car that he was operating. Sanchez was charged by criminal complaint with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a violation of New York Penal Law § 220.06(5), and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a violation of New York Penal Law § 220.03. The King’s County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the criminal matter.