LIMA — The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a wanted Avon man who was allegedly in possession of cocaine.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Donald 47, was arrested on a family court warrant, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Consuming an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle.
On June 29 at approximately 8:22 p.m., Deputy Connor Sanford of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Corby Road in the Town of Lima. The traffic stop was due to the motorist failing to stop at a stop sign.
The Deputy Sheriff spoke to the operator and informed him why he was being stopped. A male passenger was also spoken with, who identified himself as Germano. During the roadside conversation it is alleged that an odor of marijuana was observed emanating out from inside of the vehicle. It is also alleged that Germano was found to be consuming an alcoholic beverage while inside the vehicle.
Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office also assigned to the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit arrived on scene to assist. Through further investigation it was determined that Germano was being sought out by the Sheriff’s Office regarding an outstanding Family Court Warrant. Germano was placed in custody on the warrant. While taking Germano into custody he was found to be in possession of what is believed to be cocaine.
The operator of vehicle was ticketed for the vehicle and traffic law violation and released.
Germano was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.