Police: Wanted Heroin Trafficker Found Hiding in Hudson Valley
A man wanted for selling heroin was found allegedly hiding in the Hudson Valley.
On Tuesday, New York State Police in conjunction with Massachusetts State Police, Columbia County Sherriff’s Office and the Schodack Police Department arrested a fugitive from justice, Dennis P. Ducharme, 28, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
A joint investigation between the Massachusetts State Police and New York State Police from Troop K led to the discovery of Ducharme’s possible whereabouts in New York State after fleeing a felony arrest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, police say.
In July 2018, Ducharme pleaded not guilty to trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, conspiracy, inducing or abetting a minor to distribute a controlled substance and intimidation of a witness, according to the Berkshire District Attorney. He was sent to the Berkshire County House of Correction on $100,000 bail.
With the assistance of the Troop K Bloodhound, K9’s from NYSP and CCSO, NYSP Troop G, Columbia County Sherriff’s Office, Schodack Police Department and NYSP aviation Ducharme was found allegedly trying to evade police capture by running from a convenience store into a nearby field.
Ducharme was located without further incident a short time later, according to New York State Police. Ducharme is in custody and awaiting arraignment at this time.
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