LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A Rochester woman was arrested last week and charged with drug possession with intent to sell and other charges after a Sheriff’s Deputy found an open container and a pot oder coming from the vehicle.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Annmarie Highsmith, 40, was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by Deputy Michael Wade and his K9 partner Hondo when the smell of pot and an open container warranted a further investigation.
Allegedly Highsmith had concealed approximately 2.5 grams of crack cocaine as well as an illegal spring assisted knife.
Highsmith was arrested and charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree (intent to distribute as she allegedly admitted she was delivering it to Dansville NY), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Drinking Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle on a Highway.
Highsmith was 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 and recommended $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Highsmith was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before York Town Justice Thomas Porter. The Judge did remand Highsmith to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
Deputy Matthew Moran assisted on scene.