Three-time felon busted for drugs and guns in Sullivan – Mid Hudson News Website
LIBERTY – A search warrant executed on Monday in Liberty resulted in the seizure of guns, drugs, cash, and the arrest of a three-time convicted felon. The raid happened on February 28 on Chestnut Street in Liberty.
On February 28, 2022, the New York State Police Troop F Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET) along with uniform troopers and investigators, Village of Liberty Police Department, and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant at 194 Chestnut Street, Apt. #314 after a lengthy investigation into narcotics sales.
The occupant of the residence, 57-year-old Malcolm Ford was taken into custody during the raid on multiple felony charges. Ford is a three-time convicted felon that was no longer under the supervision of NYS Parole.
During the raid police seized the following:
Police also recovered an INT .45 caliber revolver, a JMZ (Jiminez) semi-auto 9mm, and one loaded Beretta semi-auto .25 caliber handgun that was previously reported stolen.
In addition to the drugs and guns, police recovered a bulletproof vest, digital scale and more than $6,000 in cash.
Ford has been charged with two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon, several felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, five felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and other charges.
“My Office is proud of our partnership with the State Police, the Village of Liberty Police, and all of our partners in law enforcement to combat the opioid epidemic from all angles – including by targeting distributors who profit from addiction. It is no secret that drug trafficking and the illegal possession of weapons often go hand in hand. I look forward to presenting the facts of this specific case in Court.”
The three-time convicted felon was remanded to the custody of the Sullivan County Jail without bail and will be prosecuted by the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office which has maintained the second-busiest trial calendar for felony prosecutions during the pandemic.
Ford is scheduled to appear in the Town of Liberty Justice Court on March 9, 2022.
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