AVON – Two Perry residents were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on I-390 as part of Operation Safe Interstate.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Mason, 43, and Todd Bogert, 39, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
On Jan. 18 at approximately 8:43 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Whitford stopped a car on 390 in the Town of Avon for a traffic offense.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Mason and the front passenger was identified as Bogert. During the stop, police allegedly discovered that Mason was in possession of two small of bags of crack cocaine, as well as a marijuana pipe.
The passenger, Bogert, was allegedly found to be in possession of two bags of crack cocaine inside his pants. Also a small amount of marihuana was located inside the vehicle.
Both Mason and Bogert were placed into custody and turned over to the Livingston County Jail for detention pending arraignment. Mason was also issued a traffic ticket for a registration violation regarding the traffic stop.
Both Mason and Bogert were arraigned on Tuesday in Geneseo Town Court by Justice Houston. Both were the released on their own recognizance, with no bail being set.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Shawn Whitford with the assistance of other Road Patrol Division Deputies.