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GENESEO – Two Elmira women were arrested on April Fool’s Day after they allegedly tried to hide a glass jar of what appeared to be cocaine, and the driver gave a false name to the Sheriff’s Deputy who had pulled them over.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, on April 1 at 7:15 p.m., Deputy Brandan Flickner conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 390 in the Town of Geneseo, and found that the driver of the vehicle had given him a false name.
The Deputy was eventually able to positively identify the driver as Shantre Jordan, 21, of Elmira, and found that Jordan was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Upon further investigation, a glass container with cocaine was found in the vehicle. As a result, Jordan was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh, False Impersonation, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, Unlicensed Operator, and Following Too Closely.
A passenger in the vehicle, Marissa Bellows, 22 of Elmira, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree as well. Both Jordan and Bellows were arraigned in the Town of Livonia Court before Town Justice Lemen.
Jordan was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $250 cash bail and Bellows was released on her own recognizance.
PHOTO CAPTION: L-R Marissa Bellows and Shantre Jordan. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)