Police: Hudson Valley Couple Snorted Heroin Near Child
Police allege a Hudson Valley couple who were seen sleeping at Dunkin’ Donuts while watching a child snorted heroin before entering the store.
On Saturday around 10 a.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious people at Dunkin’ Donuts on State Route 17B in White Lake.
A caller told police that a young child was with two adults who appeared to be nodding off inside the store.
When police arrived the three were in a pickup truck getting ready to leave, police say. Police allege that the driver, 39-year-old Cristina Szewczyk, and passenger, 30-year-old Steve Wood, both from Poughkeepsie, snorted heroin prior to their arrival at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Szewczyk’s 6-year-old niece was a passenger in the vehicle, authorities say.
Szewczyk was charged with a felony for aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law and a misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child.
Steve Wood was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Wood is currently wanted on a petit larceny warrant in South Carolina, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
The unharmed 6-year-old was returned to her parents.
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