Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of three people from the Southern Tier on drug related charges after a traffic stop.
On April 15, 2019 Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The Deputy Sheriff identified the driver of the vehicle as 19 year old Kyle D. Giardini from Olean NY. Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as 34 year old Jamie L. See from Olean NY and 30 year old Latoya A. Zeh from Wellsville NY. A records check revealed that
Giardini was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. The Deputy Sheriff also suspected that the vehicle occupants were involved in drug activity and initiated a drug investigation.
During the roadside investigation it was found that the three vehicle occupants were in possession of thirteen (13) bags of heroin, three (3) bags of crack cocaine, and several hypodermic needles.
Giardini was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree.
See was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.
Zeh was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. However, it is also alleged that Zeh attempted to conceal a crack cocaine smoking device on her person to avoid the investigating Deputies from finding it. She was additionally charged with the felony of Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Giardini, See, and Zeh were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charge on Zeh. It was recommended that
she be held on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond. Giardini, See, and Zeh were later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Conesus Justice Ellen Coyne.
The Judge remanded Zeh to the custody of the Sheriff on $750 cash bail or $1,500 bond. The Judge released Giardini and Zeh on their own recognizance.
Deputy Connor Sanford assisted with the investigation and arrests.
Kyle Giardini Jamie See Latoya Zeh