WOODSTOCK NY — Not everything right now is so peaceful for Grandpa Woodstock.
Allyn M. Richardson, better known as Grandpa Woodstock — the bearded man dressed in hippie-style garb known to parade around Woodstock flashing peace signs — was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of running a drug-dealing operation out of a Tinker Street location.
After receiving complaints of Grandpa Woodstock selling drugs from 135 Tinker St., and after Town of Woodstock Police responded to an armed robbery at that location, police and the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team investigated the location and executed a search warrant.
The result was the arrest of Richardson, 70, after officials allegedly found marijuana, diverted pharmaceuticals, electronic scales and drug-packaging material.
Richardson was charged with four counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, four counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held at Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 property bond.
Recordonline.com/August 9, 2014
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