AVON — Livingston County Sheriff Deputy Shawn Whitford once again made an alert drug snag after arresting a Belfast man with over 100 bags of Heroin.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Wesley Histead, 35, from Belfast NY, was arrested for felony drug possession while commuting through the area, allegedly with 120 bags of heroin. Histead was placed into custody and charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with intent to sell, a class B Felony. Histead was also charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, a class A misdemeanor.
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“This is what good police work is all about,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “Heroin is the dirtiest drug out there. We are doing everything we can to get this stuff out of our county. Our Deputies are making a big impact and I continue to commend them for their service to the residents.”
Histead was then taken to Lima Town Court and arraigned on the above cited charges. Judge Luhowy did remand Histead to the custody of the Sheriff with no bail. He is being held in the Livingston County Jail.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Shawn Whitford, assisting was Deputy Brandan Flickner, both of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
PHOTO CAPTION: Wesley Histead. Photo courtesy of LCSO.