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VAPD Makes Tolson St. Drug Bust

Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Police Department
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Police Department

A lengthy investigation by the Van Alstyne Police Department culminated in the arrest of a mother and her son at a house on Tolson Ave. on Sunday.

Van Alstyne police officers executed a search warrant at 454 Tolson as the result of the narcotics investigation. After VAPD officers gained forced entry into the home they arrested 49-year-old female Sheri Cofsky on possession of a controlled substance. Police also arrested her 28-year-old son Jesse Paskiewicz on an outstanding Grayson County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, though that arrest was unrelated to the VAPD warrant.

Inside the residence, police found 16 grams of methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $2,000 located in a safe.

The investigation into Cofsky is ongoing and charges could be upgraded at a later date.

During the course of executing the search warrant a VAPD officer was injured while on foot. The officer was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where his injuries were found to be non-life-threatening, and he was treated and released.

In other department news, VAPD officers made a pair of DWI arrests during the past week.

On Friday, Jan. 10 at approximately 11:18 p.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a reckless driver on N. Henry Hynds Expressway. There police arrested Evan Pittmon, 30, of Royse City, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor B offense.

On Saturday, Jan. 11 at approximately 1:41 a.m., police responded to a call regarding a motor vehicle accident at 101 W. Van Alstyne Parkway. VAPD officers found that a vehicle had hit a curb and had sheared off the front passenger side tire and wheel. Forty-nine year old Catherine Williams of Van Alstyne was arrested on DWI charges, a misdemeanor B offense.