Schumer Suspends Aide Arrested for Drug Possession

His Hudson Valley regional director is charged with possession of prescription pills and steroids

Sen. Charles Schumer is placing his Hudson Valley regional director on leave while authorities investigate drug charges against him.

The director, 32-year-old Cody Peluso, of Carmel, was pulled over by police on Monday in Stony Point and charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to Stony Point Police Lt. Keith Williams.

Officers stopped Peluso for driving with a suspended registration. Police searched his vehicle and found two tablets of a prescription pain killer, one sedative and 200 anabolic steroids, Williams said.

Schumer was shocked and saddened by the news of Peluso's arrest, said Angelo Roefaro, a spokesman for the senator.

Peluso is free on $100 bail and scheduled to appear in court in June.

A message left by The Associated Press at a number listed in public records for Peluso wasn't returned.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us