Police: Hudson Valley Cocaine Dealer Arrested
Following a 10-month investigation, a Hudson Valley man who allegedly sold kilograms of cocaine in the area was arrested.
On Friday, New York State Police Troop F Community Stabilization Unit, Troop F Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement team, and State Police in Highland concluded a ten-month investigation into the alleged illegal trafficking of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in the Town of New Paltz.
Johnny Jones, 43, of New Paltz was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home in the Town of New Paltz. Approximately 850 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine were seized from his residence, along with a stolen .40 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, scales, drug packaging, marijuana and about $10,000, police say.
Jones distributed kilograms of both powder and crack cocaine in the area, police say.
Jones was charged with two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, obstructing governmental administration, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Jones was remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $250,000 bond.
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