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Woman facing additional drug charges following investigation into Sylvan Beach overdoses

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A woman who was arrested following several drug overdoses in the Sylvan Beach area is facing additional drug charges, according to New York State Police.

Posted: Jul 27, 2021 11:48 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2021 1:10 PM

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A woman who was arrested following several drug overdoses in the Sylvan Beach area is facing additional drug charges, according to New York State Police.

Autumn Schneider, 24, and 36-year-old Joshua J. Stimpson were arrested last week during the investigation into the area overdoses, one of which was fatal

Schneider was released on an appearance ticket, and was arrested again Monday just after 7 p.m. when state police executed a search warrant at Sylvan Beach Mobile Home Park on Harborview Drive, the same neighborhood where police found four people unresponsive from apparent overdoses on July 20.

According to police, investigators found fentanyl, cocaine, crystal meth and cash at the home.

Schneider is now charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a B felony.

She was taken to Oneida County jail for arraignment, but has since been released.

A total of six apparent overdoses between Sylvan Beach and the town of Vienna in 24 hours triggered an overdose spike alert from the county Overdose Response Team on July 21, which also warned of laced cocaine found in the area recently.

State police are still awaiting lab test results to confirm which drugs were involved in the six overdoses.

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