AVON — Another massive amount of heroin, packaged for the streets and being transported through the community, has been seized by an alert Road Patrol Deputy.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, David Young, 59, of Prattsburgh, NY was arrested for allegedly being in possession of 90 bags of heroin and numerous hypodermic needles.
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Sheriff Dougherty credited Road Patrol Deputy Shawn Whitford with the arrest after he conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Avon for an alleged traffic violation that he had observed . Young, who was the operator of the vehicle, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class C Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, a class A misdemeanor. Young was also charged with other traffic violations that included being in possession of a false NYS inspection certificate.
Young was then arraigned before Judge Kyle MacKay in Caledonia Town Court. Judge MacKay remanded Young to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 secured bond. Young is being held in the Livingston County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Caledonia Town Court on November 17, 2014.