Aide to US Sen. Schumer of New York arrested on drug charges

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Posted: May 25, 2016 2:24 PM

STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — An aide to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has been arrested on drug charges.

Schumer's spokesman, Angelo Roefaro, says Hudson Valley regional director Cody Peluso has been placed on leave while authorities investigate the charges.

Roefaro says the Democrat is shocked and saddened by news of the arrest.

The 32-year-old Peluso was pulled over Monday in Stony Point. Lt. Keith Williams says Peluso was arrested on charges he possessed prescription pills and steroids.

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

A message left at a number listed in public records for Peluso wasn't immediately returned.