Drugs, illegal firearm seized after raid in Poughkeepsie

On March 20, Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force agents, with the assistance of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit, executed a search warrant at an apartment at 455 Main St. in Poughkeepsie. According to a Dutchess County Sheriff’s report, a significant quantity of fentanyl, crack cocaine, a handgun, handgun ammunition, and rifle ammunition was seized at the location.

, 37, was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony. is being held at the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office until his arraignment. Several additional charges are pending.

The task force began an investigation early this year into fentanyl and other dangerous drug sales occurring in the area of 455 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. Agents identified a suspected narcotics dealer operating in that area, which resulted in a search warrant being issued.

The Drug Task Force was assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau, K-9 Unit, Unmanned Aircraft Unit, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, and the Town of Hyde Park Police Department.

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