ULSTER, NY – Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team have reported the arrest of Brian Shultis, 31, and Cody Tompkins, 29, both of Saugerties. Mr. Shultis and Mr. Tompkins were both arrested on December 2, 2020 after an investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking into northern Ulster County. They were taken into custody during a traffic stop in the Town of Ulster and were found to be in possession of approximately 800 bags of heroin and fentanyl.
Both were charged with the charges below and released to appear in court on a later date:
Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (intent to sell) B felony
Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (weight of ½ ounce or more) B felony
Conspiracy 4th – E felony
Shultis was taken into custody on December 7th on an Ulster County bench warrant for a previous felony arrest, in which he violated the terms of a conditional arrest with the new arrest.
The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.