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Drug Task Force raid results in 3 arrests and the seizure of Fentanyl and Cocaine

Published: 5/26/2023

For More Information Contact:

Drug Task Force Coordinator, Detective Sergeant Adam D. Harris


The Dutchess County Drug Task Force reports the following arrests:

Dyani A. Sanders D.O.B. 02/21/1980 – (1) Count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree – Mr. Sanders is being held in custody pending arraignment in the City of Poughkeepsie Court. Mr. Sanders currently resides in Poughkeepsie.

Tami Halloran D.O.B. 08/18/1975 – Wanted by Dutchess County Court for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. This indictment and warrant was the result of a previous investigation conducted by the DCDTF. Mrs. Halloran is being held pending arraignment in the City of Poughkeepsie. Mrs. Halloran is a resident of the City of Poughkeepsie.

Kimberly Smith D.O.B. 03/24/1965 – Wanted by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department related to stolen property. Mrs. Smith was turned over to the TPPD for further.

On 05/26/23 Dutchess County Drug Task Force Agents executed a search warrant with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit at 339 Mansion Street in the City of Poughkeepsie and arrested these individuals at the scene. Fentanyl, cocaine, and U.S. currency was seized inside the residence. These arrests are just one example of numerous cases the Dutchess County Drug Task Force is actively investigating county wide into the sale of cocaine, Fentanyl, and other dangerous drugs.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that 50 to 100 times more potent than Morphine. Fentanyl and cocaine and has been linked to an overwhelming number of overdose deaths in Dutchess County.

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:

The Dutchess County Drug Task Force encourages anyone seeking assistance with drug addiction or treatment to call the Dutchess County HELPLINE at 845-485-9700, or walk into the Stabilization Center at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie (845) 486-2849. This contact is available 24/7/365 to help you get connected to the services you need. You can also visit Dutchess County Government website at the following web address:

As with any criminal case, the charges described above is merely an accusation and all parties identified in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.