Large Drugs, Weapon Bust in Ulster County
Police allegedly found cocaine, an assortment of other drugs and weapons inside a Hudson Valley home.
On Friday around 7:30 p.m., members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team, URGENT, and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit executed a search warrant at a home Route 32 in the Town of Ulster.
As a result of the search, a quarter kilogram of cocaine, one ounce of concentrated cannabis wax, two and a half ounces of marijuana, scales, drug packaging material, shotguns, rifles and $15,390 in cash were located, police say.
The homeowner, 69-year-old Edwin Pomales was charged three-counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, felonies, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanors.
Pomales was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
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, City of Kingston Police, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of Marlborough Police, Town of New Paltz Police, Town of Saugerties Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.
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