Patrick Kilduff of New City, who was accused in 2011 of using Wally's Ice Cream Parlour on Main Street in New City to manufacture and sell crack cocaine — across the street from a Roman Catholic Church and an elementary school — is due in Piermont Village Court tonight to face two new drug charges.
Piermont police said Kilduff, 37, was arrested twice within 24 hours hours in the village, on Feb. 5 and 6.
After his 2011 arrest in New City, Kilduff has pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Kilduff is seeking to have his case handled through drug court, which would put him into a drug treatment program and keep him out of prison.
Kilduff entered the plea after his arrests in Piermont.
Police said that on Feb. 5, Kilduff was stopped for a traffic violation while driving on Piermont Avenue in Piermont. Police said that when they went to question Kilduff they discovered crack cocaine on the front seat of the car.
Kilduff was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and his car was impounded. He was released pending tonight's Village Court hearing.
On Feb. 6, police said Kildfuff went to Piermont Police Headquarters to retrieve his car from the impound lot. However, police said that as they were checking his paperwork they discovered that the New York State Police had posted a warrant against Kilduff out of the Town of Woodbury in Orange County.
Piermont police said they then arrested Kilduff on that warrant, and processed him so he could be held for the State Police. While being processed, police said they found Kilduff with oxycontin pills and he was then charged with another count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Kilduff was later turned over to the State Police for processing in Woodbury and the next day he was back in Piermont — to get his car out of impound.
Last year, a drug raid by Clarkstown Police Department on Wally's Ice Cream Parlour, a longtime local landmark that attracted families and children, stunned the New City community. Kilduff, who operated the business with his wife, was arrested and charged with making and distributing drugs out of the store — although police said their investigation did not find drugs being sold at the sidewalk window where ice cream was sold.
At the same time Clarkstown police raided the ice cream store in May 2011, Rockland County Heath Department officials also issued and order closing the store for health violations. The 145 S. Main St. shop, at the intersection of Third Street and Main Street, is opposite St. Augustine Church and St. Augustine School.
Police said powder cocaine and crack cocaine were seized in the daylight raid. Police said the ice cream shop appears to have been used to process cocaine for distribution and sale elsewhere.
A Rockland County grand jury indicted Kilduff on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.