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Drug Dealer Apprehended In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

Anthony T. Jackson.
Anthony T. Jackson. Photo Credit: City of Poughkeepsie Police

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A 39-year-old suspected narcotics dealer has been apprehended, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department said.

The arrest came about when members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Neighborhood Recovery Unit conducted an operation in the area of Smith Street and Harrison Street on Friday, according to police.

The operation, part of a narcotics distribution investigation prompted by complaints from community members in the area, resulted in the recovery of approximately 4.1 grams of cocaine, according to police.

The suspect, identified as Anthony T. Jackson, a resident of High Street in Poughkeepsie, was taken into custody and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony, police said.

Jackson was arraigned and remanded to the custody of the Dutchess County Jail, according to police.

Community members with information regarding drug dealing or suspicious activity in their neighborhood are asked to contact the Neighborhood Recovery Unit at 845-451-4060.

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