Trio Nabbed: Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized During City of Poughkeepsie Drug Raid, Police Say

Three Hudson Valley residents have been charged with the criminal sale of a controlled substance following an investigation into drug sales in the region due to overdoses.

Fentanyl pills.
Fentanyl pills. Photo Credit: Drug Enforcement Agency

The arrest took place in Dutchess County on Friday, May 26 at home in the city of Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.

Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Task Force said agents executed a search warrant with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit at 339 Mansion St. in the city of Poughkeepsie and arrested these individuals at the scene. 

Fentanyl, cocaine, and cash was seized inside the residence. 

"These arrests are just one example of numerous cases the Dutchess County Drug Task Force is actively investigating county-wide into the sale of cocaine, Fentanyl, and other dangerous drugs," Haris said. 

Those arrested were:

  • Tami Halloran, age 47, of the city of Poughkeepsie
  • Dyani A. Sanders, age 43, of the city of Poughkeepsie
  • Kimberly Smith, age 58, of the city of Poughkeepsie

Halloran and Sanders were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. Smith was wanted on a warrant for stolen property, Harris said.

Smith was turned over to Poughkeepsie Police.

Halloran and Sanders were held pending arraignment.  

Harris said fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

"Fentanyl and cocaine have been linked to an overwhelming number of overdose deaths in Dutchess County," he added. 

If anyone has information regarding this case or about any other individuals selling drugs in Dutchess County, you are urged to contact the Drug Task Force confidential tip line at 845-463-6040 or by sending an email to the following web address:

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