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March 12, 2014

Police: Pair sold heroin in child's presence

Two Delaware County residents were arrested Thursday for selling heroin in the presence of a child, according to Delaware deputies.

Delaware County deputies, investigators, and state police at Stamford arrested Miguel E. Santiago, 24, and Courtney E. Rossman, 24, charging them with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, after they allegedly participated in a heroin sale in the presence of a child. This was one of two separate heroin sales conducted by Santiago in Stamford earlier this year, deputies said.

Santiago was arrested on a sealed grand jury indictment warrant that charged him with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class B felonies. This is the second time in the past year that he has been arrested for heroin sale in Stamford, according to deputies.

Rossman was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after deputies found a small amount of marijuana in her apartment at the time of her arrest.

Both Santiago and Rossman were arraigned in Delaware County Court on Friday morning by County Court Judge Carl F. Becker. Santiago was sent to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail to await future court action. Rossman was released on her own recognizance to reappear in the Town of Harpersfield Court at a later date. 

Santiago was previously arrested in June on a sealed indictment warrant charging him with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Delaware County Correctional Facility, where he was released after posting $10,000 cash bail, deputies said. He is currently awaiting trial for that arrest.

 

 

 

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