Heroin arrest in Greene County after traffic stop

Vermont woman arrested for possessing approximately 27 grams of heroin.

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Joseph W. DoddTroop T Commander

PRESS RELEASENew Baltimore, NY – On April 20, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the Town of New Baltimore for multiple vehicle and traffic violations. During the interviewing of the driver Sargent L. Melanie, 47, of Middlebury, VT, for the traffic violations it was determined that the operator was intoxicated. During the subsequent inventory of the vehicle prior to being towed from the scene, approximately 27 grams of heroin was located in the vehicle. Melanie was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Albany, where she was subsequently charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree: Intent to Sell; a Class B Felony (1 count)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree: a Class B Felony (1 Count)
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol: Unclassified Misdemeanor. (1count)
  • Criminal Impersonation 2nd: Class a Misdemeanor (1 count)
  • Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd: Class a Misdemeanor (1count)
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd: Class a Misdemeanor (1 count)
  • Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations.

 Melanie was arraigned before the Town of New Baltimore Court and remanded to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $15,000.Cash bail, $30,000. Bond. Melanie is scheduled to reappear on April 25, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the Town of New Baltimore Court.


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