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Poughkeepsie man tried to sell heroin, Kingston cops say

Brandon Griffin, 35, was charged with carrying 110

Brandon Griffin, 35, was charged with carrying 110 envelopes filled with heroin in Kingston, police said. (Sept. 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Kingston Police Department

A city of Poughkeepsie man faces drug charges after trying to sell heroin on the streets of Kingston, police said Thursday.

Kingston city police's Special Investigations Unit conducted an operation Tuesday afternoon in the area of Washington Avenue in response to information about heroin sales on that street. Officers stopped Brandon Griffin, 35, of Clinton Street in Poughkeepsie, and found him in possession of 110 envelopes containing heroin, police said.

Griffin was charged with third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies; along with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree loitering, misdemeanors.

Griffin was arraigned Wednesday before City Court Judge Lawrence Ball and will return to court Monday. He is being represented by the Ulster County public defender's office. The court had no further information on Griffin's case.

A call to Ulster public defender Andrew Kossover was not immediately returned Thursday.

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