Headlines: Anthrax hoax, protester arrested, Wallkill drug arrest
Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.
A Dutchess County man has pleaded guilty to creating
an anthrax hoax. Jason Pantone, of Hyde Park, confessed to mailing the
envelopes filled with powder back in February 2019 to Social Security
Administration offices and the United States District Court in several upstate
cities. Officials say the envelopes had "anthrax" written on them. The powder wasn't hazardous.
He is now facing up to five
years in prison.
protester has been arrested for disorderly conduct in the city of Middletown.
The community activist group 845 Unity organized a protest to honor the life of
Breonna Taylor over the weekend. Police say they told the protesters they would only be
allowed to demonstrate on the sidewalk. When officers asked one of the organizers to move the
crowd off the street, he allegedly refused and was arrested.
complaint led to a drug arrest in Wallkill this past weekend. Police say they responded to a call at
County Route 17M on Saturday and found ecstasy and marijuana inside
Michael McGriff's car. McGriff
is now facing drug-related charges as a result. Police say Portia Renee Bedgood, of Ellenville,
allegedly hit an officer. She is now facing charges as well.