Kingston man arrested; cocaine, $100k cash, firearms seized

The Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) reports the arrest of a Kingston man following a stop in the city of Kingston.

On Wednesday, July 10, at about 12:30 p.m., members of URGENT observed Adam F. Houghton, 38, exiting his residence on Fitch Street in Kingston. He was recognized as being wanted for two outstanding traffic misdemeanors and taken into custody. During a search, police say he was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine.

A search warrant was obtained for his residence. Police report that the resulting search yielded approximately one half kilogram of cocaine and over $100,000 in cash. Several rifles and pistols were also seized.


Houghton was charged with the felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. He was arraigned in the Town of Esopus Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 secured bond.

This investigation remains open and additional charges may be filed.

URGENT was assisted by the Ulster County Emergency Response Team and City of Kingston Building and Safety Department.

The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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