Dutchess and Ulster Teens Arrested For Selling Drugs to Cops
Teenagers from Dutchess and Ulster County were arrested for allegedly selling drugs to undercover cops.
Last November, URGENT began investigating sales of Xanax pills in the Town of Gardiner, including sales to undercover police officers. An arrest warrant was obtained for Connor S. McManus, 19, formerly of Gardiner and currently of Poughkeepsie.
On Tuesday, URGENT members found McManus at his home in Poughkeepsie. Police say after a brief struggle he was taken in custody. Around 22 grams of cocaine, 899 Xanax tablets, and packaging materials, were allegedly discovered at the time of his arrest.
McManus is also currently on probation supervision for a prior unrelated arrest.
Joshua W. Armour, 19, of Gardiner was also at McManus’s apartment when authorities arrived. Armour also allegedly sold Xanax pills to undercover officers last winter in Gardiner.
At the time of his arrest, police say Armour was in possession of 27 grams of marijuana.
Both were charged with 5th-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and 5th-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, felonies.
Both were arraigned in the Town of Rosendale on the drug possession and sales charges and both were remanded to the Ulster County Jail, McManus in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 secured bond and Armour in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secured bond.
Armour was also charged with 5th-degree criminal possession of a marijuana, an misdemeanor. He will appear in Poughkeepsie City Court at a later time.
McManus faces additional drug possession and resisting arrest charges in the City of Poughkeepsie.