NUNDA – A local woman was arrested as part of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Safe Interstate after Deputies allegedly caught her with hypodermic needles, crack, and pills that are commonly used to treat epileptic seizures and pain.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Chevon Duryea, 24, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, both A misdemeanors, and two traffic violations, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and an improper left turn on a two lane highway.
On Dec. 1 at approximately 8:24 p.m., Deputy Brandan Flickner stopped a car for an alleged traffic violation while exiting Interstate 390 at Exit 9.
The operator was identified as Duryea and a roadside investigation found that she had two small bags of crack cocaine, two hypodermic instruments, a marijuana pipe, and a number of pills that were identified as Gabapentin. According to Drugs.com, Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant commonly used to treat epileptic seizures and manage pain.
Duryea was processed at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, arraigned in Avon Town Court by Judge Peter Piampiano, and released on her own recognizance. She will return to Avon Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Brandan Flickner, assisting was Deputy Shawn Whitford with K9 Utah.