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Scout leader arrested on heroin charges

Kevin Saunders, a scout leader in Staten Island, should probably have paid closer attention to the scout oath to “help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

As reported in the NY Daily News, Saunders is now facing jail time for heroin possession. A Staten Island Boy Scout volunteer learned the hard way Saturday that merit badges aren’t given out for heroin possession — just jail time.

A judge ordered Kevin Saunders, 25, held on $25,000 bail after a drug dealing investigation allegedly uncovered a stash of heroin and two firearms at his uncle’s home in New Brighton.

Prosecutors said 250 glassine envelopes of heroin, a shotgun and an imitation pistol were recovered from the Lafayette Ave. home belonging to Saunders’ uncle, Alan Soler, 44. Both men were arrested on multiple drug and weapon possession charges, prosecutors said.

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