Another Somers Resident Arrested On Heroin Charge

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The New York State Police accused Perry Shepherd of Somers and Jessica Cord of Brewster of possession of heroin. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. – Perry Shepherd, 23, of Lincolndale, was stopped on a traffic violation early Friday morning and accused of having 20 decks of heroin in his possession, police said.

The traffic stop was made on Argonne Road in Southeast by Trooper Robert Lombardi of the New York State Police, accompanied by his K9 partner, Dora.

Shepherd’s passenger, 23-year-old Jessica Cord, of Brewster, was accused of having seven decks of heroin and marijuana in her possession.

Shepherd was arraigned before Southeast Town Justice Gregory L. Folchetti and sent to Putnam County Jail in lieu of a $1,500 cash bond. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Cord was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was issued appearance tickets, returnable to Southeast Town Court on Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

Earlier this month Shenorock resident Aleksandra Halerz was arrested on heroin charges. In December Somers residents Peter Muir, Cody Vonelm and Alora Muir were also arraigned on heroin charges.

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