2014 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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March 24, 2014        Print version

Felony drug arrest in East Fishkill

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Norris A. Sewell, age 25 of Valley Stream NY, for felony-level drug possession at approximately 9:45 pm on 3/22/14.

On the above date & time, Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Route 52 in East Fishkill, and Mr. Sewell was a passenger in that vehicle. Further interviews and investigation at the scene revealed Mr. Sewell to allegedly possess heroin and marihuana, at which time the drugs were confiscated and he was taken into custody. Mr. Sewell was transported for processing, and the vehicle operator was released at the scene with traffic tickets.

At this time, Mr. Sewell has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (Class B Felony) and criminal possession of marihuana in the 5th degree (Class B Misdemeanor). After being processed, Mr. Sewell was arraigned before the Town of LaGrange Court, and was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

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