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04 May 2019
Cocaine Gun Seizure
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Pierce V. Gallagher
Troop F Commander
The New York State Police announce the arrest of Johnny Jones, Age 43, of New Paltz, NY, for Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 1st degree, a class A Felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, a Class C Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony, Obstructing Governmental Administration, a Class A Misdemeanor Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
On Friday, May 3, 2019, the New York State Police Troop F Community Stabilization Unit, Troop F Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement team, and SP Highland concluded a ten month investigation into the illegal trafficking of cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana in the Town of New Paltz. The subject of that investigation, Johnny Jones, was arrested subsequent to a search warrant executed at his residence 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 in US Currency. Also seized was a 2006 BMW pursuant to the investigation.
The investigation lasted approximately ten months and involved the utilization of various investigative techniques. Jones was identified to be an individual responsible for the distribution of kilograms of both powder and crack cocaine.
This was a coordinated effort between the New York State Police and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.
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