Kingston cops: Man with tot tried to sell drugs in Kingston

Aron D. Pickett, 28, of Poughkeepsie, allegedly tried

Aron D. Pickett, 28, of Poughkeepsie, allegedly tried to sell drugs in Kingston while he had a 2-year-old child with him, police said. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: Kingston Police Department)

A Poughkeepsie man who took his toddler along while he tried to sell heroin in Kingston now faces child endangerment and drug charges, police said Friday.

About midday Thursday, the Kingston police's Special Investigations Unit received information regarding a substantial amount of heroin being trafficked into the city from Poughkeepsie, said Kingston police Lt. Cliff Tremper.

The investigation led detectives to the Super 8 Motel at 487 Washington Ave., where at 6:30 p.m., they saw Aron D. Pickett, 28, of Cannon Street in Poughkeepsie, attempting to sell drugs, according to Tremper.

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Police arrested Pickett, who had his 2-year-old child in tow, and found him in possession of 100 envelopes of heroin, Tremper said.

Pickett was brought to police headquarters and charged with felony drug possession, felony attempted drug sale, misdemeanor drug possession and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

The mother of the toddler was reunited with the kid after Child Protective Services was notified, Tremper said.

Pickett was arraigned Friday morning in Kingston City Court and sent to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Information on his legal representation was not immediately available Friday.

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