City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Drug-Gun Seizure & arrest

On Wednesday June 5 at approximately 10:30 PM while conducting a surveillance in regards to community complaints of local drug dealing in the southern part of the county, agents of the Duchess County drug task force did take into custody a subject identified as John J Gleason DOB of 12/18/ 1988.. Further investigation revealed that the Gleason subject who resides in the city of Poughkeepsie at 24A College Avenue Was in possession of a quantity of unpackaged heroin  and  an illegal handgun at that location. Seized from Gleason's residence was approximately 20 g of unpackaged heroin and an illegal 9 mm handgun reported to be stolen from a vevicle in  Phoenix Arizona in May of  this year. Also seized was approximately $2000 cash and Packaging materials.

Gleason was charged with:

Criminal Possession of controlled substance in the third degree a class B felony.

Criminal Possession of stolen property in the fourth degree a class E felony,

Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree a class D felony. Gleason was arraigned in city Poughkeepsie court and remanded to Duchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The Duchess County Drug Task Force was assisted by the city of Poughkeepsie police department and the East Fishkill Police Department in this investigation.

Anyone with information on this subject or the location can contact the DCDTF at 845-463-6040.


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Date: 9:26:56 AM 06/10/2013 CDT


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