Police: Dutchess County woman had Fentanyl on her when she appeared in court
A Dutchess County woman accused of selling drugs in her home, had drugs on her in a recent court appearance, according to police.
The Dutchess County Drug Task Force searched the Hyde Park home of Tami Halloran, 46, on Aug. 5 but she was nowhere to be found.
Police located her Tuesday at the Town of Lagrange Justice Court where Halloran was appearing for another drug-related charge.
While in court, Halloran was found with Fentanyl and other narcotic drugs on her.
Dutchess officials say there have been a significant number of overdose deaths related to Fentanyl use in the county, and that as little as two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. As of June 30, more than 50 individuals in Dutchess County alone have died as a result of drug overdoses with the majority of cases directly related to Fentanyl.
Halloran now faces a charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance. She was arraigned in the Town of Hyde Park Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $10,000 cash or $40,000 bond.