AVON – A Rochester resident was arrested on drug charges on Monday by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office after exiting I-390 into Avon, allegedly while carrying more than 30 unprescribed pills.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Washington, 37, was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.
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On Dec. 14 at approximately 9:18 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Brandan Flickner of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit conducted a traffic stop on Lakeville Road in the Town of Avon as the vehicle exited Interstate 390, and the operator was identified as Washington.
During the course of a roadside investigation, Washington was alleged to be in possession of 10 ecstasy pills and 24 Adderall pills, both of which are controlled substances.
Washington was taken to Town of Avon Court and arraigned before Judge Piampiano. Washington was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secured bond. Washington was scheduled to appear back in Avon Town Court at a later date.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Deputy Flickner. Assisting on the stop was Deputy Michael Williams and Deputy Jason Butterbrodt.
The arrest was made as part of Operation Safe Interstate, which greatly increased the presence and activity of Sheriff’s Deputies on I-390.