Police raid nets loaded weapons, drugs, and cash in Poughkeepsie

Evidence seized by NYSP

POUGHKEEPSIE – In the early morning hours of August 13, The New York State Police (NYSP) Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET), along with several other police tactical units executed search warrants on Fulton Avenue in the town of Poughkeepsie and Hooker Avenue in the city of Poughkeepsie resulting in the arrest of four alleged drug dealers.

Derrick Holland, age 46, Curtis T. Holland, age 48, 23-year-old Megan Guzman, and 26-year-old Quamek DuBois were all arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st degree, a class A-I felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony.

Approximately 320 grams of cocaine, 401 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded Taurus 740 .40 caliber handgun, a loaded Springfield Armory .40 caliber handgun, $16,800 in U.S. Currency, and various equipment used in the sale and packaging of narcotics were seized between the two locations.  Assisting VGNET were the City of Poughkeepsie Police Neighborhood Recovery Unit (NRU), The Town of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Drug Task Force, and the NYSP Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

Derrick Holland, Megan Guzman, and Quamek DuBois were arraigned virtually before the town of Lagrange Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.

Calvin Holland was arraigned virtually before the city of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secure bond.