Another crack dealer busted by drug task force

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Crack cocaine. Mid-Hudson News file photo.
Raequan Keemer

BEACON – Raequan Keemer, 27, of Beacon has been arrested by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force as part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics sales in the City of Beacon.  White was arrested Friday, December 16, after the task force, assisted by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant on South Chestnut Street. During the raid, task force members seized an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine and cash.

Keemer was taken into custody and charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.  Keemer was arraigned in the City of Beacon Court and released to the supervision of the Dutchess County Probation Department.

The task force was assisted by the City of Beacon Police Patrol Division, a Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.  The task force is comprised of officers from the cities of Beacon and Poughkeepsie, along with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, and officers from Hyde Park and East Fishkill.

If anyone has information regarding this case or about any other individuals selling drugs in Dutchess County, you are urged to contact the Drug Task Force confidential tip line at 845-463-6040 or by sending an email to