Police: New Paltz man had 850g of cocaine, stolen handgun

New York State Police arrested a New Paltz man Friday, May 3, on felony drug and gun charges.

Johnny Jones, 43, of New Paltz, was arrested on the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the first degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree
  • a Class B Felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree
  • Obstructing Governmental Administration
  • Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

The arrest concluded a ten-month State-Police investigation into the illegal trafficking of cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana in the town of New Paltz. Jones was arrested subsequent to a search warrant executed at his residence in the town of New Paltz. According to police, approximately 850 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine were seized from his residence, along with a stolen .40 caliber handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, scales, drug packaging, marijuana, and about $10,000 in U.S. Currency. Also seized was a 2006 BMW pursuant to the investigation.


Jones was processed and arraigned in the town of New Paltz. He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $100,000 cash bail, $250,000 Bond.

There are 6 comments

  1. Allen R.

    Waste of taxpayer money. All drugs must be fully legalized, the drug war a lost battle.

    If i choose to use recreational or medical drugs that is my free choice.

    Video tape any police involved with drug enforcement. Video tape them and put their info for public view, name address ect….

    Resist the drug war.

      1. strongly agreed

        Now your learning.

        Teenagers must learn as we all do, thats called life and growing up.

        Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, throwing up drunk, trying a bag of heroin, having your first LSD trip, smoking weed, triping on mushrooms,these things are all part of a free country and very normal adolescent behavior, especially growing up in new paltz.

        You sound like you missed out……

  2. Joe Smith

    I played “Johnny Jones” in a solo one-act play in grammar school, third-grade.
    So was my performance.

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