Suffolk grand jury indicts bus driver in heroin selling case

Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bay Shore, a driver

Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bay Shore, a driver for Acme Bus Corp. who took students to and from private schools in the West Islip area, was arrested April 10, 2014, on felony charges of possessing and selling heroin, and remains in county jail, District Attorney Thomas Spota's office said in a news release on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Credit: SCDA)

A school bus driver who was arrested for allegedly selling heroin between bus runs has been indicted by the Suffolk grand jury, the county district attorney's office announced Tuesday night.

Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bay Shore, a driver for Acme Bus Corp. who took students to and from private schools in the West Islip area, was arrested April 10 by the district attorney's heroin task force, District Attorney Thomas Spota's office said in a news release. She was hit with felony charges of possessing and selling heroin, and remains in county jail, the release said.

Her indictment is scheduled to be unsealed by Judge Martin Efman on Wednesday morning.


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Spota told Newsday earlier this month that Kovarick would make morning runs, dropping off children at school, then use her personal vehicle to make heroin deliveries. She would do the same thing after making her afternoon school bus run, he said.

In the news release, the district attorney said there was no evidence Kovarick drove the bus while under the influence of heroin, and that she had driven school buses for the company for more than 15 years.

With Andrew Smith

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