AVON – For the second time in four days, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Hunt woman for possessing drugs on 390.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Amzi Ethridge, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.
On Oct. 7 at about 7:20 p.m., Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to Operation Safe Interstate on 390 and made a traffic stop on a vehicle for an alleged equipment violation. Upon conducting his roadside interview with the driver and passenger, the Deputy was alerted to signs of drug activity by the passenger, Ethridge.
Further investigation led to the discovery of a small plastic baggy containing what is believed to be cocaine, and a hypodermic needle.
Deputies arrested Ethridge and issued the driver traffic tickets for vehicle violations. At the time, Ethridge was out on bail from almost identical charges that were filed Oct. 3.
Deputies took Ethridge to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and to await arraignment.
Ethridge was arraigned on Oct. 8 in Avon Town Court before Justice Peter Piampiano. The Judge ordered Ethridge held on $250 cash or $500 bond.