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Poughkeepsie Man Caught With Loaded .22, Heroin, Police Say

Elijah L. Samuels of Poughkeepsie was arrested with for possession of heroin and having a loaded handgun.
Elijah L. Samuels of Poughkeepsie was arrested with for possession of heroin and having a loaded handgun. Photo Credit: City of Poughkeepsie Police

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DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  A Poughkeepsie man was nabbed on Thursday, Dec.8 , with a loaded .22 caliber handgun and heroin during a joint investigation of the City of Poughkeepsie Police and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, according to City of Poughkeepsie Police.

Elijah L. Samuels, 23, of 559 Main St.,  was caught with a loaded Ruger .22 caliber handgun, 13 grams of heroin, an additional 100 glassine envelopes of heroin, packaging materials and $400 in cash, Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald said.

He was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony criminal possession of a weapon.

Samuels is being held without bail at the Dutchess County Jail.

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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