According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty, Jacob J. Karl-Lebrenz, 39, and Michael P. Kelley, 52, were arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on I-390 in Avon.
The traffic stop, by Deputy Shawn Whitford, initially revealed that Kelley was driving without a valid license, and he was taken into custody. Karl-Lebrenz was a passenger. A later search of the vehicle turned up 14 bundles, or 140 bags, of heroin, which Karl-Lebrenz admitted had been purchased in Rochester.
Both individuals were arraigned in York Town Court, and remanded by Justice Porter to the Livingston County Jail — Karl-Labrenz in lieu of $3,000 cash/$6,000 bond, Kelley without bail due to prior felony convictions.
Sheriff Dougherty stated, “this week alone almost 800 bags of heroin have been taken off the streets of our county with the estimated street value well over $10,000. If drug users and dealers aren’t paying attention, they should be. Livingston County law enforcement is taking a very aggressive stance on fighting illegal drugs in our communities. I thank the Livingston County Board of Supervisors and the community as whole for supporting our drug enforcement efforts.”