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Poughkeepsie teacher charged with selling drugs near school

POUGHKEEPSIE - following an ongoing investigation, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a substitute Poughkeepsie High School teacher for allegedly selling drugs near the school.

Vincent Lynch, 26, of Nicole Drive, Wappinger Falls, is charged with the following felonies:

  • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in or near school grounds (3 counts)
  • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (4 counts)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (4 counts)

The investigation revealed that Lynch was allegedly involved with the sale of oxycodone pills while working as a substitute teacher at the Poughkeepsie High School.  These drug sales took place within one thousand feet of the school, during regular school hours.

On July 2, 2013, Lynch was stopped by a State Police uniform patrol from the Troop K, SP Wappinger barracks.  Lynch was taken into custody on an arrest warrant issued by a Dutchess County Court judge. He was arraigned sent to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.