Ellenville Bust Yields Cash and DrugsMar 15th, 2014 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Members of the ULSTER REGIONAL GANG ENFORCEMENT NARCOTICS TEAM (URGENT) report the arrest of two men subsequent to an extensive narcotics trafficking investigation.
URGENT received intelligence in regard to Detrell Pittman, AKA “Dirty Bird” or “D”, selling cocaine, crack cocaine and marihuana from 11 Backman Avenue in the Village of Ellenville.
Members of URGENT and Ellenville Police initiated an investigation and Pittman subsequently sold cocaine to undercover URGENT members on several occasions. Members of URGENT obtained a search warrant for the drug sales location. On Tuesday members of URGENT and Ellenville Police proceeded to 11 Backman Avenue and executed the search warrant.
A search of the residence revealed: over an ounce of cocaine and crack cocaine, approximately two pounds of marihuana, electronic scales with drug residue, large amounts of drug packaging material and U.S. Currency.
Pittman, a known member of the BLOODS criminal street gang, was charged with 5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, 1 count of Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd degree, all felonies.
A second man was found inside the residence and taken into custody. Darron T. Wilson, 45, of Buffalo, NY was charged with; 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, both felonies.
Pittman and Wilson were arraigned in Town of Esopus Justice Court. Pittman was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 property. Wilson was held without bail.
The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of New Paltz Police and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).