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.
A 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.
A noise 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.