A Kingston man was arrested twice in one day. The second time involved over 200 decks of heroin and a loaded gun.

In mid-April, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (U.R.G.E.N.T.) and the City Of Kingston Police Department Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a home on Garden Street in the City of Kingston.

The search resulted in the recovery of a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun, over 200 decks of heroin and four thousand dollars cash, police say.

The homeowner, 51-year-old Prince A. Ellis, was arrested earlier that evening by the New York State Police for an unrelated charge and was being held at the New York State Police barracks Kingston.

He was released by the New York State Police and was arrested by members of URGENT after the warrant was completed.

Ellis was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, all felonies.

Ellis was arraigned in the Town of Hurley Court and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail with no bail. He is scheduled to appear at the City of Kingston Court on a future date and time.

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

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