LIVINGSTON COUNTY— A Dansville woman was arrested on drug related charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 390.
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According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Samantha M. Ciaramella, 25, was pulled over for an alleged violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
At the time of the traffic stop the Deputy Sheriff suspected that Ciaramella was under the influence of drugs and began a roadside Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (DWAI) investigation.
During the investigation, she was arrested, charged with a DWAI and was also found to be in possession of Methadone pills without a prescription and additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Ciaramella was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where Deputy Brandan Flickner conducted an evaluation on her confirming that she was under the influence of a narcotic analgesic and could not operate a vehicle safely.
Deputy Whitford also noticed Ciaramella acting strangely during transport to the Sheriff’s Office and found that Ciaramella had tried to discard 8 bags of heroin in the back seat. This led to Ciaramella being charged with felony Tampering with Physical Evidence along with a second count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Ciaramella was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. She was later arraigned in the Town of Avon Court before Judge Torregiano where she was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.