Sheriffs Department Reports 2 Arrests On Drug Charges In Southeast

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of an Ansonia, CT man and woman after an investigation into drug sales in the county.

In October 2023, an investigator assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) developed information that the Ansonia, CT man was involved in the sale of cocaine within the area. The investigator was able to contact the subject and arrange for the purchase of cocaine at a local motel in the Town Southeast.

On October 26, 2023, NEU members attempted to stop and arrest the suspected drug dealer in the parking lot of the hotel after he had arrived to sell a quantity of cocaine to the undercover investigator. The vehicle fled, nearly striking a member of the Sheriff’s Office who was on foot in the lot and narrowly missing a marked police vehicle head on. The occupants threw a quantity of suspected cocaine out of the passenger window of the vehicle and were eventually taken into custody after the vehicle was stopped on State Route 312, in the Town of Southeast.

Luis A. Flores, age 32, of Ansonia, CT was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 2 nd , two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3 rd , one count of Reckless Endangerment 1 st , all Felonies and one count each of Resisting Arrest and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3 rd , both Misdemeanors.

Lymaris Burgos, age 37, of Ansonia, CT was charged with two counts of Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3 rd and one count of Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. Flores was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Vercollone in Town of Southeast Justice Court and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility. Later that day, Flores appeared in Putnam County Court and was released under the condition that he check in with probation weekly. Burgos was arraigned by the Honorable Judge Vercollone in the Town of Southeast Justice court and released on her own recognizance.

Submitted by Brewster, NY

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