West Coxsackie man arrested on heroin charges

A West Coxsackie man was arrested on multiple drug charges last Wednesday after he was found in possession of over 300 bags of heroin.

Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) arrested Brian DeJoy, 47, of 111 Martin Road, West Coxsackie, for possession and sale of a controlled substance on Wednesday, June 18 in the parking lot of the Price Chopper in the Village of Saugerties after he was caught selling 100 bags of heroin.

Police said they also found 250 bags of heroin inside the rental vehicle operated by DeJoy.

DeJoy was taken into custody and transported to Ulster County Law Enforcement Center where he was charged with five counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, all felonies.

The arrest of DeJoy is a part of a longer investigation into substantial heroin trafficking that began after police were given information about a man selling quantities of heroin in Saugerties, Kingston, Lake Katrine, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, police said.

During the course of the investigation, police said DeJoy sold significant quantities of heroin to undercover URGENT officers.

DeJoy was arraigned in the Town of Ulster Justice Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 property bond.