Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

KINGSTON – A Stormville man is facing charges in Ulster County in connection with the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and drug possession.

Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dariush Moazami, age 28, of Stormville.

Police said on Dec. 5, 2017, just after 11 p.m., deputies observed a motor vehicle traveling on Broadway in the Town of Esopus in excess of ninety miles per hour. Deputies were able to successfully stop the vehicle.

Through their investigation, deputies allegedly located crack cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Additionally, deputies allege Moazami’s license was suspended and he was operating the vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Police said Moazami was charged with the felony of Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree and the misdemeanors of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, and several traffic violations.

Moazami was arraigned in the Town of Esopus Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 secured bond.

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