Hudson Valley ‘Drug Dealer’ Sent To Prison
A Hudson Valley man is heading to prison for selling drugs.
Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced that Lake Carmel resident Brian Flandreau, 42, has been sentenced to an enhanced sentence of seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance.
During a two-month investigation, members of the New York State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team purchased over $2,800 worth of methamphetamine from Flandreau spanning four different occasions, police say.
These sales took place at Flandreau’s residence and at locations throughout Putnam County, and included sales of cocaine, marijuana, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate acid, according to the Putnam County DA's office.
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On April 10, 2020, members of the New York State Police executed a search warrant for Flandreau’s Dunwoodie Road home, where they recovered crack/cocaine, MDMA, GHB, methamphetamine, ketamine, and heroin, police say,
Flandreau pled guilty on December 29, 2020, to one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance and agreed to serve six years in state prison followed by a term of parole supervision. Flandreau was due to be sentenced on April 13, but he failed to appear for sentencing. A bench warrant was issued by County Court Judge Joseph Spofford.
On May 5, Flandreau was arrested in New York City on new drug possession charges and was returned to Putnam County, officials say.
He was also ordered to pay $2,865.00 in restitution. Putnam County District Attorney Tendy called Flandreau a "drug dealer" in his press release.