A New York City teenager is accused of selling “party supplies” — drugs — on Craigslist to an undercover investigator from Westchester County.
Wesley Holman, 18, (left) of 60 E. 106th St., was arraigned last week in Yonkers City Court on a felony charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s office, which just released the information today.
He is due back in Yonkers City Court tomorrow.
Holman, using the screen name of “Sam,” allegedly offered to sell “party supplies” to an undercover investigator from the District Attorney’s office. In their email exchanges, “Sam” told the investigator that he had “ski” and “X” for sale, which are street names for cocaine and Ecstasy. He also showed online photographs of the drugs, prosecutors allege.
Holman arranged to meet the officer at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Yonkers Raceway Diner. He arrived at about 7:00 pm and was arrested. Prosecutors say he had one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine and 50 tablets of Ecstasy on him when he was arrested.
“The alleged activities of this defendant once again highlight the vigilance an adult, parent or caregiver should maintain when using any social networking, bulletin board, trading or auction site,” District Attorney Janet DiFiore said. “While the internet has become an integral part of our society, the organic nature of the web, no central control, means that the onus is on the user.”
Holman faces one to nine years in state prison if convicted.