Police Arrest Cold Spring Man on Heroin Charges

Allegedly sold dope from apartment near Haldane

Police arrested a Cold Spring resident on Jan. 10 and charged him with five felony counts of possessing and selling heroin.

Kurian C. Hamilton, 27, was selling the drug from his apartment at 2 Morris Ave., over Whistling Willie’s restaurant, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. The apartment is located three blocks from the Haldane school campus.


Hamilton was charged with three felony counts of possession, two felony counts of sale, a misdemeanor count of possession and two misdemeanor counts of using drug paraphernalia.

According to his social media profiles, Hamilton is a Mount Vernon native who earned his GED after attending Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls. He also is an aspiring actor.

The Sheriff’s Department said one of its narcotics investigators learned that Hamilton was allegedly selling heroin. Working undercover over several months, he arranged to purchase heroin from Hamilton on multiple occasions, police said.

On Jan. 10, Hamilton was arrested after narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at his apartment and recovered a quantity of alleged heroin and drug paraphernalia consisting of scales and materials commonly used in packaging drugs.

Senior Investigator Thomas Corless of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit commended Cold Spring residents and the Cold Spring Police Department for providing information which led to the investigation.

Hamilton was arraigned before Judge Thomas Costello in Cold Spring Justice Court and remanded to the Putnam County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or a $50,000 bond.

6 thoughts on “Police Arrest Cold Spring Man on Heroin Charges

    • Under state law, it is a felony to sell controlled substances in “any area accessible to the public located within 1,000 feet” of the property boundary of a school. However, the area must be “accessible to the public,” such as a parked vehicle, sidewalks, streets, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, stores and restaurants.

  1. So who were his customers? Cold Spring people? Out-of-towners? Students? Now that the head is cut off, time to work on rest of body. Rehab/program referral? More arrests? Reach out and help them? Or just wait for void to be filled by next dealer in line?