–Law enforcement recovered approximately 15 kilograms of narcotics and three firearms during search operations early this morning–
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, and Thomas Pape, Chief of Police for the City of Poughkeepsie, announced charges today against Michael Nicholas, a/k/a “Pop,” Darren Parker, a/k/a “Born,” Regina Cummings, a/k/a “Gina,” and Jaquon Dancy, a/k/a “Wiz,” with various narcotics-related offenses. During search warrant operations of Nicholas’s residence in Poughkeepsie, New York, law enforcement recovered approximately 15 kilograms of narcotics, including powder cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine, and approximately 1.5 kilograms of substances containing fentanyl. Three firearms were also recovered from Nicholas’s residence.
DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan said: “The fact that these individuals are facing charges today demonstrates the degree of danger their alleged drug trafficking was to the City of Poughkeepsie. I commend our law enforcement partners who continue to keep our cities safe.”
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged, these defendants trafficked in large amounts of fentanyl and other narcotics in and around Dutchess County. Fentanyl is one of the leading causes of overdose deaths and it has devastated communities across Dutchess County and the Southern District of New York. I commend our law enforcement partners in stopping those who allegedly traffic in fentanyl and other narcotics.”
NYSP Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said: “Once again, excellent police work by our federal, state and local departments has dismantled an alleged drug operation, put four allegedly dangerous individuals behind bars and seized drugs, cash and weapons. As alleged, these dealers were selling and transporting fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine throughout the Poughkeepsie area. I applaud the hard work of the members involved in this investigation and together we will continue the fight to keep drugs off our streets.”