Two Kingston residents were arrested following an investigation into pharmaceutical sales in Ulster County.

In January, URGENT began investigating the sales of diverted pharmaceuticals from the Green Street area of the City of Kingston. Sales of oxycodone were allegedly later made to an undercover police officer.

On Wednesday, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51-year-old Michael Madarish and Bambi L. Bridge, 54, both of Kingston on arrest warrants relating to previous sales.

Both were charged with 3rd-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and 4th-degree conspiracy, all felonies.

Both were arraigned in Olive Town Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail.  Bridge in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.  Madarish in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Ulster County District Attorney's Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of Marlborough Police, Town of New Paltz Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.