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Dutchess County Sheriff's Report

The following information was provided by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office in Poughkeepsie. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Drug arrests

On Wednesday, March 24, the Dutchess County Drug Task Force arrested 32-year-old Amenia resident Ashley Sniffen.   The arrest was a result of joint investigation with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office regarding narcotics sales in the Harlem Valley area. 

Sniffen was taken into custody on Route 343 in the town of Amenia and was found to be in possession of approximately 140 bags of heroin/fentanyl and several rocks of crack cocaine.

Sniffen was charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, class B felony.

Sniffen was arraigned in the Town of Amenia Court and released. Additional charges may be pending. 

Also arrested during the investigation was 26-year-old Amenia resident Tyler Recchia. 

Recchia was wanted on two Dutchess County Court Felony warrants. Recchia was turned over to Millerton Police Department for processing.

The Millerton News will publish the outcome of police charges. Contact us by mail at P.O. Box 625, Millerton, NY 12546, Attn: Police Blotter, or send an email, with “police blotter” in the subject line, to editor@millertonnews.com.

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