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11 March 2021

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Poughkeepsie, New York – On March 10, 2021, the New York State Police from the Rhinebeck barracks arrested Jamek R. Atkins, age 20, of Poughkeepsie, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree, a class E felony.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2012 Hyundai sedan on State Route 9 in the town of Poughkeepsie for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.  Investigation found one of the passengers, Jamek Atkins, was in illegal possession of a Springfield Armory XDS .45 handgun, and approximately 3.2 grams of cocaine.  Further investigation discovered the handgun had been reported stolen out of South Carolina.

Jamek Atkins was arraigned before the town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, $100,000 secure bond, or $200,000 partially secure bond.  Atkins is next scheduled to appear before the court on March 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.