Robert L. Langley Jr.

Sheriff of Putnam County

News Release

RECENT PUTNAM  NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT UNIT ARREST

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr., reports recent arrests recorded by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit. In September 2018, an investigator assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that a Carmel man was involved in the sale of Cocaine within the County. The investigator was able to make contact with the subject and arrange for the purchase of Cocaine. On June 5, 2019 members of the NEU took the subject into custody, in the City of Poughkeepsie. Andre A. Houston, age 41, of Carmel, was charged with one Felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and one Felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Mr. Houston was arraigned before the Honorable Justice Gregory Folchetti of the Town of Southeast Justice Court. Justice Folchetti remanded Mr. Houston to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500.00 cash-bail/ $3,000.00 bail-bond.

On June 6, 2019, Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU), while patrolling in a parking lot in the Town of Carmel, observed a vehicle occupied by a man. A further investigation revealed that the man was in possession of quantities of Oxycodone, Amphetamine, and Concentrated Cannabis. The man was arrested and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. The man, age 44, from Carmel, was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. The man was released on an appearance ticket, pending a future court date in the Town of Carmel Justice Court.