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Police Seized Loaded Handgun, Shotgun, Heroin In Poughkeepsie Drug Bust

Two City of Poughkeepsie residents were busted on Winnikee Avenue for drugs and gun possession.
Two City of Poughkeepsie residents were busted on Winnikee Avenue for drugs and gun possession. Photo Credit: Google Maps

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Two Poughkeepsie residents were busted on drugs and weapons charges Thursday after the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Neighborhood Recovery Unit received a tip of illegal drug sales.

Lavon Chambers, 25, and Ruby Willis, 27, were nabbed after the Recovery Unit, with the assistance of the Emergency Services Unit, executed a search warrant at 150 Winnikee Ave., as a result of an investigation into illegal drug sales at that location, said Sgt.Terrence Beam.

During the search, officers located and seized a loaded 9mm handgun with a defaced serial number, a loaded 20-gauge shotgun, a quantity of heroin, including heroin mixed with fentanyl, cash, and other items used to prepare, package, and sell controlled substances, Beam said.

Chambers was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Willis was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and a parole violation outstanding from the New York State Police.

Both are being held pending arraignment.

Community members with information regarding drug dealing or suspicious activity in their neighborhood are encouraged to contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Neighborhood Recovery Unit at 845-451-4060.

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