KINGSTON, N.Y. – Two Kingston residents are under arrest after a narcotics investigation by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team and Ulster Police.
The investigation began after Ulster Police and URGENT received a tip about Anthony Mergendahl, 30, of Sawkill Road selling cocaine.
Mergendahl later sold cocaine to undercover officers. He and Gabrielle Piperno, 34, of Flatbush Road were arrested Saturday night during a cocaine transaction in the area of Route 32 and Vestal Hills Drive in Ulster.
Mergendahl was charged with felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd-Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in both the 3rd-Degree and 4th.
Piperno was charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th-Degree.
Both suspects are held pending arraignment and Mergendahl also faces parole violations.
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