AVON – A Rochester man was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop on Thursday when a Deputy allegedly smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and found what appeared to be crack cocaine and heroin inside.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jared Schoff, 29, was arrested for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor.
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At about 8 p.m., Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of the Exit 9 for a traffic violation.
After the driver of the vehicle was identified, Deputy Whitford allegedly detected the smell of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Upon investigation, Deputy Whitford allegedly located a glass pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana, a plastic bag containing crack cocaine, and a glassine bag containing heroin.
The passenger, identified as Schoff, allegedly admitted that the crack and heroin was his. Schoff was then arrested. The driver was not charged with any drug offenses.
Schoff was arraigned in Lima Town Court before Judge LuHowy and remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 secured bond.
He is scheduled to appear in Avon Town Court on November 24, 2015.
The arrest was made as part of ‘Operation Safe Interstate,’ whereby more Sheriff’s Deputies than ever before are patrolling I-390.
The investigation and arrest were conducted by Deputy Shawn Whitford of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with K9 partner Utah.