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Man Nabbed For Alleged Robbery, Possession Of 'Ghost' Gun In Area, Police Say

Dillon Brown
Dillon Brown Photo Credit: Beacon Police Department

An Ulster County man has been arrested for an alleged past robbery and possession of a gun in Dutchess.

Dillon Brown, age 23, of Plattekill, was arrested around 5:25 p.m., by the City of Beacon Police after officers responded to a report of a past robbery involving a firearm, said Detective Sergeant Jason Johnson. 

When officers arrived on the scene, they found two men, including Brown who was in possession of a "quantity" of narcotics, as well as a semi-automatic “ghost gun," said Johnson.

Ghost guns are weapons assembled from parts or kits that include an unfinished piece such as a frame or receiver with no serial numbers. 

Brown was arrested and charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Count criminal possession of a weapon
  • Two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 

Brown was later placed in a holding cell where he intentionally obstructed the toilet with clothing and was additionally charged with criminal tampering. 

He was arraigned and transported to the Dutchess County Jail on 5,000 cash / 20,000 bond / 50,000 unsecured and given a return court date in the near future.

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