AVON — A vehicle traffic stop that is part of Operation Safe Interstate on I-390 resulted in the discovery of a rolling drug store of illegal narcotics.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Brian Treusdell, 34, of Cuba NY, and Cheyann Koontz, 23, of Friendship NY, were busted on drug related charges after a traffic stop near I-390 in Avon.
Deputy Shawn Whitford conducted a road side investigation, Treusdell was found to be in possession of two bags of crack cocaine, 35 bags of heroin and a hypodermic instrument. Koontz is alleged to have been in possession of marijuana, Suboxone and a hypodermic instrument.
Treusdell was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree.
Koontz was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
Treusdell and Koontz were later arraigned in Avon Town Court. Both were remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 secured bond. Treusdell and Koontz are scheduled to appear in Avon Town on August 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Shawn Whitford, alongside Deputy Brittany Smyder, Deputy Connor Sanford and Deputy William Clarke, all of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
If you have valuable information regarding illegal drug use, sales or transportation of drugs, please call the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100. We appreciate your partnership in getting drugs out of our county.