LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Three Livingston County residents are facing felony charges for allegedly possessing a felony amount of cocaine.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ronald G. Warner II, 29, of Sparta, Amber R. Klimczack, 35, of Conesus, Dean L. Steiner Sr., 58, of Livonia, are all charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. All three are also charged with lesser drug-related offenses.
On March 18, 2017 Deputy Shawn Whitford stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for an alleged vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver was identified as Warner and passengers identified as Klimczack and Steiner. During the traffic stop the Deputy Sheriff became suspicious of possible drug activity and began a roadside drug investigation.
The investigation led to the discovery and seizure of 16 grams (over half and ounce) of cocaine, 115 grams (about 4 ounces) of marijuana, heroin and hypodermic needles in the vehicle.
Klimczack was also charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree for possessing what is believed to be heroin and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument for allegedly possessing a needle.
Steiner is also charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree.
Warner is also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
All three were taken into custody and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office provided a bail recommendation of $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond for Klimczack and Warner, and no bail was recommended for Steiner due to previous felony convictions.
Livonia Town Justice Margaret Graf Linsner arraigned all three defendants. She ordered Klimczak and Warner to be held at the Livingston County Jail on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond and Steiner to be held without bail.