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Two Verplanck Men Face Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Andrew Pardee, 18, of Verplanck was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. New York State Police said he was in possession of heroin.
Andrew Pardee, 18, of Verplanck was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. New York State Police said he was in possession of heroin. Photo Credit: New York State Police
Edward Van Tassel, 20, of Verplanck was reported by state police to be in possession of cocaine. Van Tassel was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument.
Edward Van Tassel, 20, of Verplanck was reported by state police to be in possession of cocaine. Van Tassel was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument. Photo Credit: New York State Police

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Two Verplanck men are facing misdemeanor drug charges accusing them of possessing cocaine and heroin, the New York State Police said.

Andrew Pardee, 18, was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, which the state police said was heroin.

In the same report, Edward Van Tassel, 20, was accused of possessing cocaine. He was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument. Both were arrested at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 3 on Louisa Street in Peekskill.

The following items also were reported by the New York State Police:

DWI: Zachary Nichols, 21, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent. He was arrested just after 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Montrose Station Road and Washington Street.

Marijuana Possession: Kimberly Hunter, 27, of Yorktown was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of marijuana and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She was stopped at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, on the Bear Mount Parkway in Cortlandt.

Petty Larceny: John C. Chiapetta, 24, of North Salem was charged with misdemeanor petty larceny. He was arrested at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, on Riverview Avenue in Verplanck.

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