Bail Set For Croton Man Accused Of Several Drug Charges

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Police investigate the home of Eric Scuccimara after a fire led to the alleged discovery of narcotics in his home.
Police investigate the home of Eric Scuccimara after a fire led to the alleged discovery of narcotics in his home. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Westchester Fire Wire

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A Croton man accused of manufacturing drugs in his townhouse may soon be free on bail.

Bail was set for Eric Scuccimara, 37, at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond by Judge Barry Warhit in Westchester County Court in White Plains on Thursday morning, June 19, according to his White Plains attorney, Richard Willstatter.

Scuccimara has been charged with second-, third- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, after Croton police say they found narcotics in his home at Half Moon Bay  after a small fire caused by a paper shredder in his building’s basement on Saturday, June 14.

Croton Police Chief Anthony Tramaglini said police seized DMT, a psychedelic compound; Ecstasy; marijuana; hashish; LSD; about 300 oxycodone pills; more than 1,000 empty pill capsules; and small glassine bags used to hold narcotics, along with $10,000.

After being arraigned in Croton Village Court on Wednesday, June 18, Scuccimara told reporters the chemicals in his basement were paint he bought from The Home Depot.

Last year, Scuccimara was arrested in Bedford and hit with multiple drug charges after police found cocaine, methamphetamine and a pound of marijuana in his car.

Scuccimara is due back in court on July 9. 

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