Released NYC Man Charged Locally With A-2 Felony Drug Charges Fails to Return to Court

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Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. reports that on March 8, 2021, at approximately 9:52 p.m., Deputy Christopher Irwin, a member of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that had committed several traffic violations on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Putnam Valley. The driver, later identified as 41-year-old Brooklyn resident, Michael A. Carroll, initially gave Deputy Irwin a false name. After an investigation, Deputy Irwin recovered over 1,500 Ecstasy pills (MDMA). It was also determined that Mr. Carroll held a revoked New York State driver’s license. Deputy Irwin subsequently placed Mr. Carroll under arrest and charged him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree (Class A-2 felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (Class B felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (Class A misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree (Unclassified misdemeanor), and numerous Vehicle and Traffic violations. Mr. Carroll was transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending an arraignment in the Town of Putnam Valley Court. The next morning, Mr. Carroll was arraigned on his charges in the Town of Putnam Valley Court. It should be noted that Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree is a Class A-2 felony; one of the highest classes of felonies a person can be charged with. Mr. Carroll was released on his own recognizance despite the Putnam County District Attorney’s Office requesting that Mr. Carroll be held on $250,000.00 cash bail. Mr. Carroll has 5 prior Felony convictions, including one for Robbery in the First Degree. He failed to appear for his subsequent court date and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. #putnamsheriffNY #putnamcountyNY

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