A narcotics investigation led to the execution of a search warrant resulting ion the arrest of a man currently on parole. 

On February 2, 2018, New York State Police Hudson Valley Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Neighborhood Recovery Unit arrested Michael Sterling, 21, of Poughkeepsie.

The arrest followed the execution of a search warrant at  421 Maple Street, in the City of Poughkeepsie. The investigation revealed that Sterling, a convicted felon currently on parole engaged in the sale of heroin on numerous occasions.

Sterling was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance third-degree, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance third-degree With Intent to Sell, both Class B felonies.

Sterling was arraigned in the City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to dutchess county Jail without bail.

Members of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision also assisted with the investigation