Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Officer Matthew Cordone Arrested on Drug Charges

A Kennett Square police officer has been suspended with pay after being arrested on drug charges Tuesday by state police, authorities said. Officer Matthew Thomas Cordone, 36, of West Grove, tried to deliver "a number of pills" in a reclosable bag to a location on Woodcrest Road in Penn Township, a state police spokesman said.

The pills, which troopers believed to be the tranquilizer Xanax, were being analyzed yesterday at a state lab. Cordone, who was not on duty at the time of his arrest, was released after posting $5,000 bail. Kennett Square Police Chief Edward Zunino declined to comment