CARMEL – A Brooklyn man who was arrested in March on felony drug charges after being stopped on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Putnam Valley and was released on his own recognizance, skipped his court appearance. As a result, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Michael Carroll, 41, was stopped by a Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy for traffic violations on the night of March 8.
He initially gave a false name and was found in possession of over 1,500 ecstasy pills. He was also driving with a revoked driver’s license.
Carroll, who has five prior felony convictions including one for armed robbery, was arraigned on felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges and released despite the district attorney’s office requesting he be held on $250,000 cash bail.