A Hudson Valley man confessed to selling fentanyl at a mall in the Hudson Valley.

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Timothy Schleede, 30, of Lake Katrine pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl in Ulster County.

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The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa, whose office leads the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT).

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Schleede pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

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As part of his plea, Schleede admitted that on August 26, 2020, he distributed a fentanyl mixture in glassine envelopes to another person in a mall parking lot in Ulster, New York.

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Schleede was arrested later the same day after selling glassine envelopes containing the same fentanyl mixture in a hotel parking lot in Ulster.

Search warrants executed on Schleede’s hotel room and storage locker recovered approximately 8,000 additional glassine envelopes, which contained fentanyl and heroin.

As a result of his convictions, Schleede faces at least 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, when he is sentenced.

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