Two Putnam County men have been arrested for allegedly distributing heroin to others, including their own children.
45-year old George Bushell of Brewster and 37-year old Jeffrey Pepper of Carmel were under investigation for three months by the Sheriff's office. Officers saw the men in a car in Southeast on Tuesday, with three girls in the back seat. When they were stopped by undercover deputies, it was revealed the men handed the heroin to their daughters.
Bushell was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of criminal possession and one count each of criminal sale to a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Pepper was charged with criminal sale of and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Bushell is on parole for a prior felony conviction while Pepper is on probation for a DWI conviction.
The case was also referred to the Child Protective Unit of the Department of Social Services for further action. Each men are being held in jail.