Two charged with drug possession after troopers find heroin in Gouverneur
GOUVERNEUR -- Two Natural Bridge residents face multiple drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday that turned up heroin and prescription drugs.
State police say Bridget L. Prashaw, 29, and Gerald A. Woodard III, 18, possessed hypodermic needles, four packets of heroin and three prescription drugs including alprazolam, carioprodol and Suboxone.Prashaw and Woodard, both passengers in a 2009 Subaru, were found in possession of hypodermic needles, 4 white packets containing heroin, three different prescription narcotics, including alprazolam, carisoprodol and Suboxone.
Prashaw was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, both misdemeanors.
Woodard was charged with two counts of possession of a hypodermic instrument and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree.
Prashaw was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Gouverneur Court on
She was then turned over to Watertown-based troopers. Police said she has an active arrest warrant and two active bench warrants in Jefferson County.
Woodard was also issued appearance tickets to appear at the Town of Gouverneur Court.
State police were assisted by the Gouverneur Police Department.