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Woman Wanted By State Police After Skipping Court In Fishkill

New York state police said Wednesday they are looking for this 27-year-old woman from Wappingers Falls. They say Amanda L. Murphy failed to appear in Fishkill courts on drug and prison contraband charges earlier this year.
New York state police said Wednesday they are looking for this 27-year-old woman from Wappingers Falls. They say Amanda L. Murphy failed to appear in Fishkill courts on drug and prison contraband charges earlier this year. Photo Credit: Facebook/New York State Police

WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- A 27-year-old woman is wanted by state police after failing to appear for a court appearance on drug possession and prison contraband charges earlier this year.

State police in the Wappinger barracks said Amanda L. Murphy originally was arrested in May 2015 for possessing a controlled substance and in July 2015 Murphy was arrested for entering Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill with a hypodermic needle containing heroin residue.

State police said she is now wanted on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, promoting prison contraband and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Murphy's last known address was in the Village of Wappingers Falls, according to Melissa McMorris, a state police spokeswoman.

Murphy also is wanted by the Village of Fishkill Court and the Town of Fishkill Court after she failed to appear for court proceedings in early 2016, police said. She is described as a 5-foot 4-inch tall blonde with blue eyes and weighing about 132 pounds.

Anyone with information as to Murphy's whereabouts are asked to call the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300 or email Crimetip@troopers.ny.gov.

State police posted her photo and description on its Facebook page on Wednesday morning, which can be accessed by clicking here.

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