MOUNT MORRIS – Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of an Avon, NY woman on drug related charges after a call for erratic driving. On October 5, 2018, at approximately 1:55 pm, the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) received a call for a vehicle driving erratically on State Route 408 near the exit 7 ramp of Interstate 390. The vehicle in question was located in a parking lot on East State Street in the Village of Mount Morris by NYS DEC Police Officer Chris Ward. Deputy Jason Butterbrodt and Deputy Connor Sanford responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 54 year old Pamela J. Amidon. The investigation revealed that Amidon was in possession of crack cocaine along with a smoking device. Amidon was administered a set of standardized field sobriety tests to check for impairment and following the roadside DWI/DWAI investigation it was determined that Amidon was not impaired and could safely operate a motor vehicle.
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Amidon was however arrested and charged by Deputies with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree for the crack cocaine and pipe she possessed. Amidon was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
Amidon was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Leicester Justice Henry Smith. The Judge remanded Amidon to the custody of the Sheriff on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.