LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Bath resident for allegedly sneaking heroin and marijuana into the jail.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Denamarie Labozzetta, 41, was arrested for felony promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, misdemeanor Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
On March 17, 2017 Deputy Shawn Whitford, detailed to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative, made a traffic stop for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The Deputy Sheriff spoke to the operator who allegedly identified herself as Labozzetta.
Labozzetta was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a suspended NY driver’s license. Labozzetta was taken into custody for misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree.
Labozzetta was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for pre-arraignment detention. During the course of the investigation, it is alleged that Labozetta concealed items in her person and entered the correctional facility.
Deputy Jennifer Rice of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division seized what is believed to be heroin and marijuana.
What is believed to be a ‘smoking device,’ a crack stem, was also recovered from the rear of the patrol car after Labozzetta allegedly tried to hide it while en route to the jail.
Labozzetta was then additionally charged with felonies for allegedly trying to sneak the drugs into the jail.
Geneseo Town Justice Kathleen Houston arraigned Labozzetta and ordered her held at the Livingston County Jail on $250 cash bail or $500 bond on the AUO 3 charge. The Judge ordered her held on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond on the felony charges. The District Attorney’s Office provided a bail recommendation of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.