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Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence
Drug Dealer Linked To Fatal Overdose In Hudson Valley Gets Prison Time: Here's His Sentence A 47-year-old Hudson Valley drug dealer who sold a dangerous drug concoction connected to a fatal overdose will spend years in prison, officials announced.  Putnam County resident William Mancusi III of Kent was sentenced to nine years in state prison for selling a dangerous combination of heroin and fentanyl on two occasions, Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Tuesday, May 14.  Earlier Report - Drug Dealer From Kent Convicted After Being Linked To Fatal Overdose: 'Career Criminal' According to Tendy's office, the events leading to Mancusi's sentencin…
Beacon Man Charged With Sale Of Drugs To Undercover Agents For Second Time Beacon Man Charged With Sale Of Drugs To Undercover Agents For Second Time
Beacon Man Charged With Sale Of Drugs For Second Time A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly selling drugs to undercover agents from a drug task force for a second time. The Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force arrested Raequan Keemer, age 29, of Beacon, on Tuesday, April 30, for two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the task force, Keemer's arrest is related to an unsealed Dutchess County Grand Jury indictment for those charges. In June of 2023, Keemer pled…
Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Dutchess County, Cops Say Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Dutchess County, Cops Say
Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Dutchess County, Cops Say An alleged fentanyl dealer in the region who was headed to Miami, Florida was nabbed by drug task agents before he could leave. Dutchess County resident Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of Beacon, was arrested early Monday, March 25 in Hyde Park by members of the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Task Force, Cruz had been under investigation for the sale of fentanyl and other drugs in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, and the surrounding areas. During the investigation, Cruz made several drug transactions with Task Force agents. Harris said …
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer A major drug trafficker was taken down with help from the New York State Police in the Hudson Valley. A warrant search aimed at apprehending the dealer, identified as Juan Rondon, age 60, of the Bronx, occurred on Wednesday, March 20 by the New York State Police Troop K Violent Gangs and Narcotic Enforcement Team and Unit K9 from Dutchess County, along with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the New York City Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Trooper AJ Hicks. During the warrant search, more than 12 kilograms of cocaine and $3 million in cash were found hidden in t…
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man in the neck at a cocktail lounge that has been the scene of another recent shooting and stabbing. Related: 2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar The incident took place in Orange County around 4 a.m., Saturday, March 9 at Whispers Cocktail Lounge on Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers responded to the cocktail lounge for a report of a stabbing and found a 32-year-old Ellenville man suffering from a stab wound to his neck. The victim was transported t…
Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force
Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force Two Hudson Valley men were charged with the sale of fentanyl following warrant searches by a drug task force. The raids took place in Dutchess County on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. According to Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force, the first search took place at 559 Main St., in Poughkeepsie at the home of Jeremeal Robinson, age 32. Agents conducted the raid after receiving complaints of narcotics sales being conducted in the area, Harris said. Robinson was arrested and charg…
31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill 31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill
31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill A 31-year-old man was allegedly nabbed with a half-kilo of cocaine during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 on the Taconic Parkway in East Fishkill when New York State Police stopped the driver for traffic violations. Berkshire County, Massachusetts resident Brandon M. Green, age 31, of Pittsfield, was stopped in a 2020 Toyota sedan, said Trooper AJ Hicks. During the stop, troopers found that Green was driving while ability impaired by drugs and during a search of the vehicle uncovered a half-kilogram of cocaine…
Woman From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say Woman From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say
Woman From Region Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say A 32-year-old woman from the region was allegedly busted for attempting to break into a building and possession of drugs after she was caught with burglary tools. Sullivan County resident Samantha J. Ripley, of Monticello, was charged on Friday, Dec. 29 ,2023 after a witness called police after allegedly watching her pry a door off a business.  According to Lt. Mark Johnstone of the Monticello Police, an eyewitness alerted officers after observing Ripley pulling and prying at a rear door of the building before she entered it. Monticello officers arrived and arrested Ripley a…
Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man, Police Say Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man, Police Say
Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Hudson Valley Man, Police Say A Hudson Valley alleged drug dealer was busted after an investigation into drug sales in the region. The incident took place in Ulster County on Wednesday, Nov. 8. In August, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (Urgent) initiated an investigation after receiving information about cocaine and crack cocaine sales occurring in the Town of Marlborough, said Capt. Joseph Sciutto, of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. A subsequent investigation alleges Orange County resident Richard L. Bonds, age 34, of Newburgh was responsible for the narcotic sales, Sciutt…
Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say
Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say A Hudson Valley man who was in a diversion program to avoid jail for selling narcotics in the region has been busted again for allegedly peddling drugs. Dutchess County resident Stefon Graham, age 33, of Beacon, was charged on a six-count indictment on Monday, Oct. 30 by a grand jury following an investigation by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, of the task force, Graham allegedly continued to sell narcotics after his arrest by the Drug Task Force in August 2022.  As the result of his original arrest, Graham pled guilty to criminal pos…
East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say
East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say A Hudson Valley woman was nabbed for alleged cocaine possession following a single-vehicle crash. The incident took place in Dutchess County in LaGrange on Wednesday, Oct. 11, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. According to Hicks, troopers responded to a rollover crash around 12:45 a.m. on the Taconic State Parkway near mile marker No. 48. During the investigation, the driver, Katherine Griffin, age 55, of East Fishkill, was located in an intoxicated condition and in possession of approximately 5.8 grams of cocaine, and 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, Hicks said. Griffin was …
5 Hudson Valley Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say 5 Hudson Valley Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say
5 Hudson Valley Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say Following complaints from residents of drug dealing in the area, five Hudson Valley residents were busted for alleged drug sales and other charges during a warrants search. The incident took place in Ulster County in Kingston around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at a home on Third Avenue. According to the Kingston Police Department, officers searched the home and found drug paraphernalia, weapons, and drugs. Arrested included: Melvin Howell, age 51, of Kingston, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and criminally …
Hudson Valley Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars Hudson Valley Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars
Hudson Valley Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars A Hudson Valley man faces up to four years in prison after being convicted by a jury for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Orange County resident Raiquan Falls, age 27, of Newburgh, was found guilty on Friday, Aug. 11, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Falls was remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail following the jury’s verdict. As alleged at trial, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 Falls was arrested by members of the City of Newburgh Police Department on outstanding bench warrants.  After Falls was handcuffed and walked to the patrol car, he dropped …
Girlfriend Smuggles Drugs Into Jail In Region For Inmate Boyfriend, Police Say Girlfriend Smuggles Drugs Into Jail In Region For Inmate Boyfriend, Police Say
Girlfriend Smuggles Drugs Into Jail In Region For Inmate Boyfriend, Police Say A woman’s attempt at smuggling drugs into a jail in the region for her inmate boyfriend ended with both of them facing criminal charges, police said. The incident happened Thursday, July 13, at the Saratoga County jail, according to sheriff’s officials. Caylee Ringer, age 26, of Salem in Washington County, was arrested at the jail after deputies discovered that she was allegedly trying to sneak suboxone into the facility. The drug is often prescribed to treat people in recovery from opiate or opioid abuse. Investigators determined that Ringer had brought the drug at the request of her boy…
Wappinger Woman Stabs Ex-Partner, Takes Police On Wild Pursuit, Cops Say Wappinger Woman Stabs Ex-Partner, Takes Police On Wild Pursuit, Cops Say
Wappinger Woman Stabs Ex-Partner, Takes Police On Wild Pursuit, Cops Say A Hudson Valley woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another woman and then taking state police on a wild pursuit that included going through the backyards of homes. The incident began in Dutchess County on Monday, May 1 on Cady Lane in Wappinger. According to New York State Police, troopers responded to a home on Cady Lane for a domestic incident. Troopers were notified that an individual was stabbed in the leg during the domestic altercation and were provided a description of the suspect.  As troopers approached the residence, they spotted a grey 2016 Honda Accord fleeing …
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say Two men were nabbed with cocaine found in a hidden compartment in their vehicle during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley, police said. The bust took place in Ulster County on Wednesday, April 26 in the town of Plattekill. According to Trooper Steve Nevel, troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit were patrolling I-87 in the town of Plattekill, when they spotted a 2008 Mercedes Benz- ML55 traveling north in violation of traffic laws.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Jonathan Persaud, age 36, and the passenger as Anthony Henry, age 39, both fro…
Gunman Who Killed Father Of 2, Security Guard In Region Gets 25 Years Gunman Who Killed Father Of 2, Security Guard In Region Gets 25 Years
Gunman Who Killed Father Of 2, Security Guard In Region Gets 25 Years More than a year after a 35-year-old security guard and father of two from the region was shot to death, his killer is heading to prison. Albany County resident Sean Pacheco, age 40, of Watervliet, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Albany County Court on Wednesday, April 19. Earlier Report: Gunman Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Security Guard, Father Of 2 In Albany It followed his guilty plea to multiple charges, including second-degree murder, in the November 2021 killing of John Welcome in Albany. Welcome was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso at aro…
$100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Hudson Valley, Police Say $100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Hudson Valley, Police Say
$100K ID Theft Scheme: Trio Nabbed In Act At Auto Dealership In Hudson Valley, Police Say Three suspects were apprehended in the act of allegedly trying to pull off a $100,000 identity theft scheme at an auto dealership in Westchester County, according to authorities. At around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, detectives were alerted by staff at New Rochelle Toyota that a possible fraudulent purchase of a vehicle was in progress at the dealership. Responding detectives found the trio at the scene, two of whom were unlawfully using names and social security numbers of real persons from Pennsylvania and Iowa to fraudulently obtain a car loan for over $100,000, acc…
Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Multiple States, Officials Say Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Multiple States, Officials Say
Trio Trafficked Ghost Guns, Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Multiple States, Officials Say Three men face numerous charges after allegedly trafficking ghost guns, assault weapons, and large quantities of cocaine from Massachusetts to New York, officials said.  The trafficking operation was taken down on Wednesday, March 15 after a 16-month investigation by the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced.  The three men charged after the take-down were Eduardo Hernandez, age 29, of Jamaica, New York; Euclides Castillo, age 30,…
Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Carmel Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Carmel Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say
Man Caught Snorting Cocaine In Carmel Restaurant Parking Lot, Police Say A Northern Westchester man faces drug charges after allegedly being caught snorting cocaine in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley restaurant.  On Thursday, March 9, a police detective in Putnam County was on patrol in Carmel when he saw an occupied car in the back parking lot of PJ's Restaurant located at 85 US Route 6.  Once he approached the car, the detective saw the occupant snorting a white powdery substance off of a large tray. After investigating, the detective then determined that the man was in possession of a clear plastic baggy that was identified as cocaine, according …
Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say
Trio Nabbed Smuggling Drugs Into Hudson Valley Prison On Same Day, Police Say Three different women who didn't know each other were allegedly nabbed smuggling drugs into a Hudson Valley prison on the same day. The incident took place in Orange County on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Otisville Correctional Facility, said Trooper Steven Nevel. At 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 12:15 p.m., State Police from the Greenville barracks were contacted by the facility of three different women attempting to bring narcotics into the facility. None of the suspects were together, Nevel said. The incident included: At 10  a.m., Teeara Thomas, age 19, of New York City, attempted to bring i…
Man Busted With $30K In Cocaine During Dutchess County Traffic Stop Man Busted With $30K In Cocaine During Dutchess County Traffic Stop
Man Busted With $30K In Cocaine During Dutchess County Traffic Stop A man was busted with more than $30,000 in cocaine during a traffic stop in the area. Wayne Green, age 42, of Massachusetts, was stopped by members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force in Amenia on Tuesday, Jan. 10, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, of the task force. Green was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and held without bail at the Dutchess County Jail. Anyone with information regarding this case or about any other individuals selling drugs in Dutchess County is urged to contact the Drug Task Force confidential tip line at 845-463-6040 or by sending an ema…
4 Charged In Drug Trafficking Scheme In Region 4 Charged In Drug Trafficking Scheme In Region
4 Charged In Drug Trafficking Scheme In Region An investigation into drug trafficking in the region has landed four suspects behind bars. Members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit first arrested 41-year-old Shahid Smith, of Saratoga Springs, on Thursday, Dec. 29, following a “lengthy” investigation, the department said. He’s accused of selling and possessing cocaine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine throughout Saratoga County, according to police. Smith is charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. Following Smith’s arrest, membe…
Gunman Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Security Guard, Father Of 2 In Region Gunman Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Security Guard, Father Of 2 In Region
Gunman Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Security Guard, Father Of 2 In Region More than a year after a 35-year-old security guard was fatally shot in the region, his killer has admitted responsibility. Albany County resident Sean Pacheco, age 40, of Watervliet, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of John Welcome in Albany County Court on Monday, Dec. 5. Welcome was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso at around 2 a.m. on Nov. 21, 2021, near Central and North Lake avenues in Albany, police said. He later died at Albany Medical Center Hospital. John Welcome was shot to death at the age of 35 near Central and North Lake avenues in Al…
Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Dutchess County Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Dutchess County
Month-Long Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Accused Fentanyl Dealer In Dutchess County A month-long investigation into drug sales in the Hudson Valley has led to the arrest of an alleged fentanyl dealer. Dutchess County resident Shawn W. Phillips, age 40, of the town of Red Hook, was apprehended on Friday, Oct. 21, by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force. Phillips' arrest is the result of a month-long investigation into fentanyl sales in the Dutchess County area, said Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, coordinator of the task force. The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at a residence in Red Hook where cash and fentanyl were seized, Harris said. "Phillips is beli…
2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Hudson Valley 2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Hudson Valley
2 Men, Woman Face Multiple Charges After Shoplifting Incident In Hudson Valley Two Westchester men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly shoplifting some $1,400 in merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods in the area. The incident took place in Yorktown around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. According to the Yorktown Police, the department was called to the Dicks Sporting Goods at 650 Lee Blvd., for a reported larceny. When officers arrived they found the vehicle the suspects were seen getting into and leaving the area of the Jefferson Valley Mall, police said. Officers performed a traffic stop and allegedly found $1,401 worth of merchandise from the store, th…
4-Time Convicted Beacon Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Area, Police Say 4-Time Convicted Beacon Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Area, Police Say
4-Time Convicted Beacon Man Nabbed Again For Burglary In Area, Police Say A Hudson Valley man convicted four times for burglary was nabbed again for another alleged home break-in. Dutchess County resident Jesse W. Moranski, age 41, of Beacon, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for an alleged Orange County home burglary in New Windsor. The burglary was uncovered around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday when the New Windsor Police Department responded to a Spruce Street home for a report of residential burglary, said New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss. When officers arrived, the homeowner reported someone had entered his home while no one was home and stolen s…
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Traffic Stop In Area Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Traffic Stop In Area
Man, Woman Charged After 250 Bags Of Fentanyl, Heroin Seized During Traffic Stop In Area Two people are facing felony charges after a Hudson Valley traffic stop led to the discovery of about 250 bags of fentanyl and heroin, authorities reported. Authorities saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Sawkill-Ruby Road in the Town of Ulster on Thursday, Sept. 8, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Melissa Neglia, of Saugerties, was found to be driving the vehicle with a revoked license, authorities said. The passenger, identified as 32-year-old Kyle Schick, of Saugerties, was also found to have an active warrant of ar…
Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say
Man Nabbed With Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine In Hudson Valley, Authorities Say A man was arrested on narcotics charges during a routine traffic stop in the region. Northern Westchester resident William E. Felling, age 40, of Somers, was arrested on Friday, Sept. 2 in Putnam County on Route 6 in the town of Southeast. During the stop an investigation found Felling was in possession of a quantity of fentanyl and crack cocaine, said Putnam County Sheriff Kevin J. McConville. Felling was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released on his own recognizance, pending a return court date on Thursday, Sept. 15.
I-87 Stop Leads To Felony Drug Charges I-87 Stop Leads To Felony Drug Charges
I-87 Stop Leads To Felony Drug Charges A traffic stop in the Capital District ended with a man jailed on felony drug charges, authorities said. State Police in Saratoga County stopped William Boyd, age 38, of Niskayuna, at around 9:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, on I-87 in the town of Moreau. Troopers had initially stopped Boyd for violating vehicle and traffic laws, police said. During their interaction, however, troopers determined that he was in possession of a large quantity of cocaine, according to police. Boyd was arrested on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned at the Moreau Town …
Jail Inmate In Region Busted With ‘Large Amount' Of Drugs, Police Say Jail Inmate In Region Busted With ‘Large Amount' Of Drugs, Police Say
Jail Inmate In Region Busted With ‘Large Amount' Of Drugs, Police Say A man from the Capital District who was already behind bars is facing additional charges after he was allegedly caught with drugs. Rensselaer County jail inmate Tyrone Harris, age 32, of Troy, was arrested following an investigation by a correctional officer on Thursday, Aug. 18, sheriff’s officials said. Officers said they found Harris in possession of a “large amount of narcotics.” Harris, who was being housed at the facility on unrelated charges and a parole revocation, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of prison contraband. He was expected t…