Wallkill mother pleads guilty to gun, drug charges; son also charged


Angela Peoples

Robert Peoples

GOSHEN – A Town of Wallkill woman pled guilty in Orange County Court to one count of criminal possession and two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, the charges contained in three separate indictments.
Angela Peoples, 40, admitted that on September 14, 2016, she illegally possessed a loaded .45 caliber pistol, which was recovered when police executed a search warrant at her home on Airport Road in Wallkill.  She also admitted that on May 23 and July 21, 2016, she sold oxycodone pills to undercover police officers near her home.
Peoples is scheduled to be sentenced by County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown in May.
Her son, Robert Peoples, Jr., had also been charged by the grand jury with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a firearm, both seized under search warrant on the same date as his mother’s arrest. The two live together.  He will be back in court in April.
The cases were investigated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Special Operations Group and Town of Wallkill Police.