SPRINGWATER – A Springwater resident was arrested as part of a Drug Task Force investigation on the eve of Thanksgiving for allegedly selling a sawn-off shotgun.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ashleigh Jones, 23, of Springwater, was arrested November 26 by the Geneseo Police Department on a Superior Court Warrant. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey said that the shotgun had been modified from its original long-barreled design, making it easier to conceal, and is illegal to possess or sell in any context.
“The Drug Task Force isn’t just about drugs,” said McCaffrey. “It’s about any crime. Gun and firearm charges are rare in Livingston County, but any illegal possession or sale of firearms will not be tolerated.”
Jones is charged with Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor.
Jones is currently held in the Livingston County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
The Livingston County Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Police Department, Caledonia Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Geneseo Police Department, Mount Morris Police Department, New York State Park Police, Nunda Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.
PHOTO CAPTION: Ashleigh Jones’ mugshot. Photo courtesy of LCSO.