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Drug Task Force Rapidly Responds to City Cop’s Accidental Overdose with Arrest of Another Alleged Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine Dealer

Published: 9/15/2023

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Detective Sergeant Adam D. Harris
Drug Task Force Coordinator


Michael Graham
Michael Graham

The Dutchess County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of Michael Graham, from the City of Poughkeepsie, age 37, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell 3rd degree, a Class B Felony with other charges pending.

On 09/14/23 members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrested Mr. Graham in the Pershing Avenue park in the City of Poughkeepsie. The arrest came after investigating the sales of fentanyl and crack cocaine in multiple areas of the City of Poughkeepsie. Mr. Graham was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine and fentanyl packaged and ready for sale.  Mr. Graham was arraigned in the City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to jail without bail.

Drug dealers selling this poison that puts everyone at risk will be aggressively targeted by the Drug Task Force. This arrest is an example of that. The Dutchess County Drug Task Force is warning residents of Dutchess County that fentanyl and drugs like crack cocaine that are mixed with fentanyl, are not just deadly to individuals struggling with drug addiction, but are dangerous to everyone that may incidentally have contact with this poison. The accidental overdose of a police officer exposed to fentanyl yesterday in the City of Poughkeepsie is the most recent example of how dangerous this poison is to everyone.

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 web 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.