2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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February 6, 2014        Print version

Felony drug arrest in Wappinger

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of James Telesco, age 25 of Ridgefield CT, for felony drug possession at approximately 7:00 pm on 2/4/14.

On the above date & time Mr. Telesco was stopped by Deputies for traffic violations on Myers Corners Rd in the Town of Wappinger, and during the traffic stop/interview he was found to allegedly be in possession of a white powdery substance. The substance was discovered to be cocaine, and Mr. Telesco was subsequently charged with the following:

• Criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree: Class D felony

• Aggravated Unlicensed Operation: Misdemeanor (Driving with a suspended license)

• Failing to signal: Traffic infraction

• Failing to keep right: Traffic infraction

After being processed Mr. Telesco was arraigned at the Town of Wappinger Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. As with any criminal case, the charges described here are simply allegations and Mr. Telesco is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.




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