Four charged following Morristown heroin bust
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:32 pm

From left, Jerry Yerdon, Bridget Spriggs, Chynna Simon-Hess and Sofia Bonaventura.

MORRISTOWN -- Four people were arrested on Monday in Morristown after police allegedly found over 200 packets of heroin, more than $10,000 cash and syringes at a residence, according to the St. Lawrence County sheriff's office.

Deputies say they charged Jerry Yerdon, 31, and Bridget Spriggs, 35, both of 2700 State Highway 37 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Police said they had 22 glassine packets of heroin and several needles in the residence. The charges are misdemeanors.

Police also charged Chynna Simon-Hess, 22, and Sofia Bonaventura, 19, both New Jersey residents, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. They allegedly had 210 glassine packets of heroin and more than $10,000 cash at the residence, police said.

Both Spriggs and Yerdon were issued appearance tickets to answer the charges in the Town of Morristown Court at a later date, deputies said.

Both Simon-Hess and Bonaventura were arraigned in the Town of Morristown Court and remained to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. Both are due back in court at a later date for further court proceedings, police said.

Deputies said the bust involved included members of the St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Office Drug Task Force that included members from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Ogdensburg City Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and Gouverneur Village Police Department.