Kingston Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit arrested two people following an investigation into heroin dealing in the area.

Kim Candelario and Swain Chappell, both 51-years-old from the Bronx, were charged with two counts of 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, and 2nd-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

In mid-March Kingston police began an investigation into heroin sales in the mid-Kingston area. Officials say surveillance detail and a search warrant led to the arrest of Candelario and Chappell. The pair were stopped on Elmendorf Street after returning from the New York City area and allegedly in possession of a large amount of unpackaged heroin.

Both were arraigned in Kingston City Court. Chappell was remanded to Ulster County Jail. Candelario posted $2,500 bail and was released.