GENESEO – A Fillmore resident was arrested on drug charges after Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies found man-made marijuana pills in his car that are commonly used to treat nausea in people with terminal illnesses.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Larry Greene, 37, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance In The Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana, a violation, and inadequate exhaust, a violation, after a deputy pulled him over for inadequate exhaust.
Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Swanson with K9 partner Gibbs, were assigned to ‘Operation Safe Interstate’ and stopped Greene as he was traveling southbound on I-390 in the Town of Geneseo for an equipment violation, Inadequate Exhaust.
During the course of the stop, Deputy Swanson located a quantity of marijuana and 14 doses of Dronabinol, which according to Drugs.com is only prescribed to treat severe nausea in people undergoing chemotherapy, or who are battling AIDS, when all other medications have failed.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that Greene does not have a prescription for Dronabinol.
Dronabinol is a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning that it has a mid-range potential for abuse.
Greene was taken into custody on the aforementioned charges. He was processed and released to later appear in Geneseo Town Court.