Twenty-one were arrested for allegedly selling drugs in the Hudson Valley. Many others are accused of possessing an assortment of drugs.

Over the past three weeks members of URGENT, a countywide task force commissioned to combat gang violence and drug trafficking in Ulster County, concluded a multi-month series of investigations into the sale, possession and trafficking of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, diverted pharmaceuticals and marijuana throughout Ulster County.

As a result, according to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office, the following were arrested:

Alyssa J. Long, 22, of Rosendale was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts).

Jordan A. King, 20, of Rosendale was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts).

William P. Braden III, 35, of Saugerties was charged with the class D Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (3 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (3 counts).

Melissa R. Neglia, 25, of Saugerties was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts).

Kayla S. Holderman, 26, of Hurley was charged with the class C Felony of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (2 counts) and the class D Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree (2 counts).

Brian J. Lombardo Jr., 25, of Saugerties was charged with the class D Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (2 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (2 counts).

Nicole L. Kidd, 27, of Pine Bush was charged with the class C Felony of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (2 counts) and the class D Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree (2 counts).

Colin D. Krom, 32, of Marlboro was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Kristi R. Noonan, 26, of Ulster was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Ryan E. Rios, 35, of Ulster was charged with the class E Felony of Criminal Possession of a Firearm and the class A Misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

Matthew A. Felton Jr., 37, of Kingston was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (5 counts), the class E Felonies of Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 3rd Degree and the class A Misdemeanor of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia.

Salvador Giron, 25, of Shawangunk was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts).

Michael Rodriguez, 34, of Plattekill was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (2 counts).

Corey A. Steele, 31, of Ellenville was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Philip Hemley, 67, of Woodstock was charged with the A-II Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, the C Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 1st Degree.

Richard W. Torres, 26, of Kingston was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Skylar A. Eichert, 28, of Saugerties was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (4 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (4 counts).

Bo Hirsch, 18, of Woodstock was charged with the A-II Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, the C Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 1st Degree.

Cesar J. Infante, 33, of Saugerties was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts).

Michael J. Cavallaro, 35, of Saugerties was charged with the class B Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts) and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (3 counts).

Kenneth A. Montgomery, 30, of Kingston was indicted for Criminal Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree by an Ulster County Grand Jury.

Christopher J. Lay, 36, of Chichester was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree and Loitering in the 1st Degree.

Shayna Longendyke, 33, of Kingston, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Jurgen Ladstetter, 47, of Kingston, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Weapon in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

Rodney W. Harding, 22, of Accord, New York, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Ronald W. Warnick, 50, Kingston, was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Substance in the 7th Degree, and Criminally Using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree.

Caryn Wilde, 43, of Kingston, was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.

Edwin Pomales, 69, of State Route 32 in the Town of Ulster was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of Marijuana and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

In the months prior to the conclusion of the above-referenced investigations, URGENT has arrested over 130 for charges ranging from drug possession and trafficking to weapons possessions. URGENT seized 28 illegal weapons, $123,645.00 in drug money, 20,000 decks of heroin, 275 decks of pure fentanyl and 843 grams of cocaine, officials say.

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