Two arrested in Kingston on drug charges

KINGSTON – City Police in Kingston have arrested two people following an investigation into the sale of heroin on Stephan Street.

Following the execution of a search warrant at the couple’s residence, police arrested Melvin Howell, 48, and Karla Bell, 41.

Howell was charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.

Bell was charged with criminal nuisance and released on an appearance ticket.

The investigation was conducted by Kingston City Police and State Police.

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