GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Morris resident for allegedly possessing heroin and cocaine on 390, then allegedly bringing more heroin into the county jail.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Rachel King, 32, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, and later felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.
On Oct. 19, Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to Operation Safe Interstate on Interstate 390 when he stopped a vehicle for an alleged vehicle and traffic law violation. King, the driver, from Mount Morris, was alleged to be operating the vehicle with a suspended license, and the Deputy arrested her.
During the course of the traffic stop, ‘numerous’ items including what are believed to be illegal drugs and paraphernalia were located in the car, specifically baggies of heroin, cocaine, and hypodermic needles. The Deputy filed further charges against King.
A passenger in the vehicle, Jose Fernandez, 26, of Rochester, was also charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.
Both were transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and to await arraignment on the charges. There, Deputies further alleged that they found more heroin concealed on her person. She was additionally charged with the felony Promoting Prison Contraband and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
On Oct. 20, Geneseo Town Justice Kathleen Houston arraigned both King and Fernandez. The Justice ordered King held in jail on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond and Fernandez held on $500 cash or $1,000 bond.