Parole officer allegedly kept confiscated drugs
CAPITAL REGION A parole officer is to be arraigned Monday on charges she confiscated drugs from her parolees for personal use.
Stacey L. Sullivan, 43, is accused of taking steroids IV needles and Suboxone, a type of controlled pain reliever, from a Rotterdam parolee last summer, according to court papers. She allegedly never documented the seizure and kept some of the drugs for herself.
Sullivan was arrested last month. She lives in Greenwich, Washington County, but a large number of the parolees she supervised were in Schenectady County, prosecutor John Healy said.
Sullivan was suspended as a result of the investigation by state police in Greenwich and its Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.
Police indicated Sullivan was suspected of confiscating contraband from multiple parolees and admitted to using the contraband over several years.
She was charged with a felony count of first-degree falsifying business records and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct. The investigation is continuing, however, and more charges could be filed, Healy said.
Sullivan is represented by attorney Steve Kouray. Kouray declined to comment on the specific accusations, but said he believed the case “is an over-charge in some respects.”
Sullivan was issued an appearance ticket and released.