AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men, one from Dansville with a warrant for his arrest and one from Rochester who was allegedly carrying drugs.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ian Evaniak, 29, of Dansville, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Gates, NY for alleged traffic violations. A man eventually identified as Taheed Moffett, 32, was arrested for two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree, felony Forgery in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree (Taheed’s license was also suspended) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
On Dec. 29, 2016, Deputy Shawn Whitford stopped a car for an alleged vehicle and traffic law violation on I-390. The driver of the car identified himself to the Deputy Sheriff as Haniff Moffett.
A driver’s license check showed that Haniff Moffett had a suspended driver’s license, with a total of six suspensions. As a result, he was taken into custody.
The passenger was identified as Evaniak, taken into custody on the warrant and later turned over to Gates Police.
Assisting at the scene was Deputy Michael Wade with K-9 partner Hondo of the Road Patrol Division.
The man who identified himself as Haniff Moffett was transported to the Livingston County Jail and turned over to Central Booking Deputies for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
“Deputy Whitford was suspicious that there was more going on than these obvious crimes and advised Central Booking Deputies,” said Dougherty in the release.
Haniff Moffett was searched by Sheriff’s Office Jail Deputies and allegedly found a plastic bag believed to contain heroin, crack cocaine and Hydrocodone pills were located.
Jail Deputies’ fingerprinting procedures found that the man who called himself ‘Haniff Moffett’ was actually Taheed Moffett.
Assisting at Central Booking was Deputy Matthew Romanowski of the Jail Division.
On Dec. 30, Avon Town Court Justice Michael Torregiano arraigned Moffett on all above charges except promoting prison contraband and forgery and went along with the recommendation of the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office to remand him to the Livingston County Jail without bail.
Also on Dec. 30, Geneseo Town Justice Kathleen Houston arraigned Moffett on promoting prison contraband and forgery charges. Justice Houston also ramanded Moffett to the custody of the Sheriff without bail.