Permanent Opioid Treatment Facility Coming to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) received more than $1.5 million to build its own opioid treatment facility. According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Livingston County CASA was awarded $1,590,250 for 25 Residential Service beds. "The availability of these new treatment beds and opioid treatment services can be a lifeline for the individuals and families who will benefit … [Read more...]

Possible Heroin Overdose Sends Driver Off Livonia Road

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a local man for allegedly driving drugged and running his car off Richmond Mills Road. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James Ozzello IV, 28, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Failure … [Read more...]

Drug Overdose Takes Life of SUNY Geneseo Student

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department is investigating the death of a SUNY Geneseo student in an off-campus apartment. Colin Murphy, 21, passed away on Nov. 22. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the initial investigation suggests a drug overdose. "We have expressed our condolences to the family," said Osganian. "Unfortunately this is a very tragic case that brings the presence of illegal drugs back into our community's … [Read more...]

Cops Catch 25 Bags of Heroin on 390 Geneseo

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two Perry residents on Thursday for allegedly possessing bundles containing 25 bags of heroin on 390. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jesse Willey, 25, and Dennis Bzduch, 26, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. On Nov. 17, a Deputy Sheriff stopped a car on Interstate 390 southbound for an … [Read more...]

Geneseo Litterbug Catches Charge for Heroin Possession

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Geneseo resident for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs and with heroin in the car. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, John Maynard, 25, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Unlicensed Operation, and violations … [Read more...]

Cops Catch 13 Bags Heroin, 1 Bag Coke on 390 in Avon

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Canisteo resident for allegedly possessing multiple baggies of illegal drugs on 390 in Avon. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Gary Muellen III, 20, was arrested for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and vehicle and traffic law infractions. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office alleges that on Aug. 20 at about … [Read more...]

City Man Sells Heroin to Undercover in Dansville

DANSVILLE – The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of a Rochester man for selling numerous bags of heroin in the Town of North Dansville, with five children in the vehicle used to transport the drugs. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Colon, 27, was arrested for felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in … [Read more...]

Cops Catch Mount Morris Man with Heroin, Needle and Crack on 390

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Mount Morris resident for allegedly possessing multiple illegal drugs and a hypodermic instrument on 390 in Avon. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Steven Santini, 39, was arrested for two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and one count of misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. On … [Read more...]

Livingston County Uses New Addiction Therapy Implant to Keep Pills Off the Streets

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) is the first in the region to offer a new implant designed to administer opioid addiction medication to addicts without using pills, which themselves can be illegally sold and abused. According to a press release from CASA, Dr. Thomas Walters, Medical Director of the CASA Geneseo clinic, has recently been trained and is now certified to administer the … [Read more...]

Dr. Davis: The Neurobiology of Opioid Addiction

The following was submitted to the GeneseeSun.com for publication by Dr. Barbara Davis, who has been a professor of neuroscience at U of R Medical Center for 30 years. Look for further insights and articles by Dr. Davis on the GeneseeSun.com in the future. Increased drug busts and arrests in Livingston County have called attention to the growing problem of heroin addiction in our community. As our Sheriff continues to engage the issue on … [Read more...]