AVON – Two men were arrested on numerous drug charges and alleged traffic violations on July 2 after a Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed them fail to use a left turn signal at the Exit 10 ramp getting on Rte. 5&20.
According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises of the arrest of Erik Lathrop, 30, of York, and Christopher Campbell, 34, of Mount Morris, were arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor, as well as Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, a class A misdemeanor.
On July 2, 2015 at approximately 8:01 PM, Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on Routes 5 & 20 in the Town of Avon for a motorist that he observed failed to use a left turning signal turning off the exit ramp at exit 10.
Deputy Whitford then identified the operator of the vehicle as Lanthrop, and the passenger as Campbell. During the course of the initial investigation, it was found that neither individual inside the vehicle possessed a driver’s license.
Deputy Whitford requested a tow truck for the vehicle. When conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, Deputy Whitford recovered numerous small bags of what was later found to be cocaine. There was also drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle recovered as well. Both men were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor, as well as Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, a class A misdemeanor.
Lathrop was also issued two traffic tickets for failure to signal and unlicensed operation, both violations. Both men are scheduled to appear in Avon Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, assisting him was Deputy Connor Sanford also of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.