20 November 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

On November 19, 2019, State Police in Chestertown arrested 43-year-old Jennelle B. Starcher of Indian Lake, for Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree, Criminal Contempt 2nd degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, all A misdemeanors. Also charged, was 35-year-old Matthew M. Meher of Indian Lake, for Criminal Contempt 1st degree and Aggravated Family Offense, both E felonies.
 
At approximately 10:37 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police stopped a vehicle traveling on Route 28 in Johnsburg, for a traffic infraction. When the Trooper interviewed the driver, Matthew Meher, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. A subsequent search revealed that Meher’s passenger, Jessica Starcher, was in possession of buprenorphine, Suboxone, and a small quantity of heroin.
 
Starcher had initially provided State Police with a false name to hide the fact there was an active stay away order of protection between her and Meher. Both were taken into custody and transported to SP Chestertown for processing.
 
Starcher was issued an appearance ticket for Johnsburg Town Court on December 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Meher was arraigned in Warren County Centralized Arraignment Part and remanded to Warren County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
 
 
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