Todd Briglan, 48, of North Main St., Cohocton, and Coty Murphy, 27, of First St., Wayland, were arrested when they were reported trespassing at a home on Rt. 12 in Thurston on Monday, March 11. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s office, when police came to investigate they found the pair possessing about 28 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale with a street value of approximately $3,000.
Murphy was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and trespass, a misdemeanor for that incident. He was also charged on an existing warrant from the Steuben County District Attorney’s office for third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Murphy was arraigned and committed to the Steuben County Jail. Briglan was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and trespass. He was also sent to the Steuben County Jail. Both men will answer the charges at a later date in Thurston Town Court.
Following the Murphy and Briglan arrests, a search warrant was issued for Coty Murphy’s home in Wayland where authorities found a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, products for distribution of meth and an alleged stun gun. Authorities also arrested two more Wayland residents, Jessica E. Schaffer, 32, of Hamilton St., and James W. Braziel Jr., 27, of First St.. Both were charged with 5th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony, and 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Both were arraigned and sent to Steuben County Jail. They will answer charges at a later date in Wayland Village Court.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Wayland, Bath and Corning police departments and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office.