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Woman Caught With Heroin, Needle After Westchester Erratic Driving Stop

Stephanie Sabino.
Stephanie Sabino. Photo Credit: New York State Police

A call from a concerned citizen to state police led to drug charges for a Rockland County woman who was caught driving erratically with heroin and a needle on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester.

Troopers received a call from a motorist reporting an erratic driver on the parkway at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Mount Pleasant. Police proceeded to track down the vehicle and followed it a short way, observing several vehicle and traffic violations during that stretch.

During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers determined that 32-year-old Nyack resident Stephanie Sabino was driving while impaired, and she was placed under arrest. A search of her vehicle revealed that she was in possession of more than three grams of heroin and a hypodermic needle.

Sabino was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, all misdemeanors. She was issued multiple traffic tickets and is due in the Town of Mount Pleasant Justice Court on Oct. 19 to answer the charges.

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