2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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March 21, 2014        Print version

Beekman man arrested for felony drug possession

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Douglas Lee, age 33 of Beekman, for felony level drug possession at approximately 12:30 am on 3/21/14.

At the above date and time, Deputies conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Route 55 in the Town of Union Vale, and Mr. Lee was a passenger in the vehicle. After further investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Lee was allegedly in possession of cocaine and marihuana, at which time he was taken into custody. The driver was released on a traffic ticket at the scene, and Mr. Lee was transported for processing.

Mr. Lee has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree (Class D Felony) and unlawful possession of marihuana (violation), and after being processed he was arraigned at the Town of Union Vale Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

As with any criminal case, the charges described above are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.




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