MONTICELLO Using a search warrant, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office detained seven individuals on drug-related charges on Thursday, January 11, at 4:30 a.m. at 11 Lincoln Place in the Village of Monticello.
Authorities claim that the house is well-known in the community as a drug-prone area.
Deputies found several thousand dollars in cash, heroin/fentanyl, and cocaine at the site.
Sheriff Mike Schiff stated that the drugs found were about half a pound in total weight.
Ronald Rivera, 34, Kaileigh Burkert, 30, Daniel Sullivan, 31, Shanice White, 27, Paul DeLorenzo, 39, Anthony Shackelford, 54, and Ryan Haines, 37, are all accused of felonies related to drug possession and possession with intent to sell.
According to the sheriff, all seven suspects provided residences to Monticello.
In addition to being on federal probation, Rivera was wanted on a State Police warrant for illegal possession of a controlled narcotic.
Burket was wanted on two warrants: one from the Sheriff’s Office for criminal possession of a controlled substance and one from the Monticello Police for criminal impersonation. These are minor charges.
DeLorenzo was wanted on a parole warrant and is a three-time felony offender.
Shackelford has committed six felonies.
Following their arraignment before Monticello Village Judge Douglas Solomon, all seven accused were taken to the Sullivan County Jail without bond because of the seriousness of their allegations.
When discussing the need for a multi-level strategy to handle the drug problem in Sullivan County, we bring up this point. in particular, therapy, education, and enforcement. The enforcement element was evidently the Monticello raid on Thursday morning.
The Monticello Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Parole, State Parole, and District Attorney Investigators all provided support to the sheriff’s office during this inquiry.
Thomas Raleigh, an assistant district attorney, drafted the search warrant.