Two indicted in Sullivan County for possession of heroin laced with fentanyl

Sullivan County Courthouse.

MONTICELLO – A Sullivan County grand jury has indicted two people on felony drug charges for possessing 480 individual packets of heroin and fentanyl with intent to sell it with the weight more than one-eighth of an ounce.

Matthew Husted, 28, of Loch Sheldrake and Annette Finch, 43, of Fallsburg were each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with their March 2 arrest in the Town of Fallsburg. They were arrested following an investigation by State Police.

Finch was also indicted for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle as a misdemeanor, and various vehicle and traffic offenses.

Husted is free on $50,000 bail and Finch is being held in the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.

If convicted on the top count of the indictment, Husted would face up to 12 years in state prison and Finch would face up to nine years in prison.

“The allegations in this case are very serious involving the possession of a substantial amount of heroin and the deadly fentanyl with the intent to sell it,” said District Attorney James Farrell. “I want to thank the New York State Police for their thorough investigation in this case and the removal of this deadly mixture of heroin and fentanyl from our community thus preventing it from being sold on our streets.”

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