AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Geneseo resident for allegedly carrying crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana into the County Jail in his person on New Year’s Day.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Levert Giles, 29, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, which is a violation.
On New Year’s, Jan. 1, Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative and stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a vehicle and traffic law violation.
The Deputy Sheriff found that the driver, Giles, was operating with a suspended driver’s license. Giles was suspended five times on three dates. Giles was taken into custody for and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.
After Giles was brought into the jail facility, Deputy Sheriffs of the Jail Division discovered that Giles was in possession of illegal drugs and Deputies further believe and allege he had concealed the drugs inside himself prior to being stopped on Interstate 390. Giles was found to be in possession of 11 bags of crack cocaine, four bags and a vial of powder cocaine, as well as marijuana.
Handling the drug investigation at the jail for the Sheriff’s Office was Corporal Don Lubanski, Deputy Dan Deleeuw, and Deputy Adam Schultz from of the Jail Division and Investigator Jeff Wiedrick and Sergeant Chad VanAuken from the Criminal Investigations Division.
Avon Town Justice Michael Torregiano arraigned Giles on the aggravated unlicensed operation charge and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $300 cash bail or $600 bond.
Geneseo Justice Kathleen Houston arraigned Giles on the drug and contraband charges. The District Attorney’s Office recommended bail be set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond on those charges. Houston ordered that Giles be held at the Jail on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.
Giles is scheduled to return to court to face the charges.