AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on felony level drug charges for allegedly carrying over a pound of what is believed to be marijuana and four grams of what is believed to be cocaine.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jason Quick, 35, Marcus Ruckdeschel, 26, and Dylan Lew, 19, were arrested on felonmy charges.
On March 11, Deputy Michael Wade and his K9 partner Hondo were assigned to the Sheriff’s Operation Safe Interstate initiative, when he stopped a vehicle for an alleged violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The Deputy Sheriff found the vehicle to be occupied by three individuals and suspected that they were involved in drug activity based on allegations of the odor of marijuana and suspected marijuana shake on the drivers lap. Deputy Matthew Thomas and Deputy Jason Butterbrodt arrived on scene to assist.
The driver, Quick, of Canisteo, NY, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Third Degree and the Vehicle and Traffic
Ruckdeschel, of Nunda, as a passenger, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Third Degree.
Another passenger, Lew, of Portageville, NY was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Third Degree and felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.
The charges may be increased following official weights from the Monroe County Crime lab. Quick, Ruckdeschel, and Lew were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail and recommended $1,000 cash or $2,500 bond for each.
Avon Town Justice Jeannie Michalski arraigned all three defendants and ordered them held on $1,000 cash or $2,500 bond each.