New Jersey man sentenced to prison for selling fentanyl in Ulster County

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KINGSTON – A Paterson, New Jersey man was sentenced to nine years in a New York state prison on felony charges of drug sales and conspiracy.

On July 7, 2020 in the vicinity of Washington Avenue and Taylor Street in the City of Kingston, Farrad Thompson, 31, sold fentanyl to an Ulster County resident. On March 5, 2021, in the vicinity of Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties, Thompson conspired with another person to sell heroin to a county resident.

The charges stemmed from am extensive investigation into bulk trafficking of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine from Paterson, New Jersey to mid-level dealers in Ulster County.

The investigation was conducted by the Ulster Sheriff’s Office and the URGENT task force, with assistance from Lloyd Town Police and the State Police VGNET.

“Fentanyl is the deadliest drug involved in the opioid epidemic ad this office is holding those responsible for the illegal sale and distribution of this dangerous drug accountable to fullest extent of the law,” said District Attorney David Clegg.