Brewster Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

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Brewster Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Brewster man on multiple felony drug charges following a 3 month long investigation into narcotics trafficking.

In January, a deputy sheriff assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that a resident of a local motel was engaged in the sale of prescription medications, cocaine and heroin. During the following months, the deputy was able to make contact with the subject and arrange the purchase of the drugs on numerous occasions. On March 16, members of the NEU located and arrested the subject at a residence in Dutchess County. A search warrant was executed on the motel room the suspect resides in and a quantity of crack cocaine, prescription medication and drug transaction records were seized. Daniel L. Durden, 42, of Sodom Road, Brewster was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, felonies. The defendant was arraigned before Town of Southeast Justice Gregory Folchetti and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility without bail.

At the time of his arrest, the defendant was on parole for a 2011 narcotics sale conviction for which he was sentenced to 6 years in prison. He has numerous other arrests, convictions and parole violations as part of his criminal history. If found guilty of the felony charges, the defendant could face up to 25 years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $30,000.00 for each charge.

Author: Harlem Valley News