Drug Arrests Recorded

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of four persons on drug possession charges in four separate cases. The arrests took place in Patterson, Carmel, Kent and Southeast.

On September 15th, at about 6:36 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin observed a driver of a vehicle commit a traffic infraction on State Route 22 in the Town of Patterson. Deputy Irwin pulled the vehicle over and, during the course of the traffic stop, he found that an occupant of the vehicle, Mr. Michael Sheeley, aged 27, of Wingdale, was allegedly in possession of suboxone and clonazepam, for which he did not have a prescription. Mr. Sheeley was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.


On September 19th, at about 3:49 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin observed a suspicious vehicle, which was blocking vehicles in a parking lot off Fair Street in the Hamlet of Carmel. Deputy Irwin approached the vehicle and interviewed the driver, Mr. Jessie Carlson, aged 29, of Valhalla. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered that Mr. Carlson was allegedly in possession of marijuana, suboxone (without a prescription) and Percocet (without a prescription). Mr. Carlson was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.


On September 21st, at about 7:25 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin observed a vehicle driver commit a traffic infraction on Towners Road in the Town of Kent. Deputy Irwin pulled the vehicle over and, upon approaching it, he reportedly detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered that the driver, Mr. David Thomas, aged 33, of Holmes, was allegedly in possession of marijuana and MDMA. Mr. Thomas was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.


On September 24th, at about 3:47 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Vincent Dalo observed a motorist commit traffic infractions on US Route 6 in the Town of Southeast. Deputy Dalo stopped the vehicle. While interviewing the vehicle’s driver, Mr. Raymond Grullon, aged 32, of Ansonia, Connecticut, the deputy detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, and with the assistance of a Putnam County Sheriff’s K-9, the deputy discovered that Mr. Grullon was allegedly in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and numerous oxycodone pills and MDMA pills. Mr. Grullon was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree (class B misdemeanor), criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with the intent to sell a narcotic drug (class B felony), and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with the intent to sell a hallucinogenic substance (class B felony).

Arrest | by Dr. Radut