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Drug Task Force Investigation and Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Alleged Drug Dealer

Published: 9/1/2023

For More Information Contact:

Drug Task Force Coordinator
Detective Sergeant Adam D. Harris

Alonzo Newman
Alonzo Newman

The Dutchess County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of Alonzo Newman from the City of Poughkeepsie, age 35, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell 3rd degree, a Class B Felony.

On 09/01/23 members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit and the City of Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Recovery Unit executed a search warrant at Mr. Newman’s residence on Harrison Street related to an ongoing investigation into narcotic sales in the Poughkeepsie area. Mr. Newman was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine. Mr. Newman is being held pending arraignment in the City of Poughkeepsie Court.

If anyone has information regarding this case or about any other individuals selling drugs in Dutchess County, you are urged to contact the Drug Task Force confidential tip line at 845-463-6040 or by sending an email to the following address:

As with any criminal case, the charges described above are merely an accusation and those individuals named in this release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.