Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Hamlin NY resident on drug related charges after a traffic stop.
On February 21, 2020 at approximately 4:15 pm, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The Deputy Sheriff suspected that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in drug activity and conducted a drug investigation.
The roadside investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, 21 year old Matthew S. Williams, was in possession of suspected marijuana and suspected concentrated cannabis The suspected drugs were secured as evidence and were sent to a forensic lab for testing. Williams was released pending the outcome of lab results.
On June 27, 2020 Williams was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd Degree after lab results showed the suspected concentrated cannabis tested positive for THC.
Baylor was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and released on appearance tickets to return to the Town of Avon Court at a later date as the offenses did not qualify for arraignment under the NYS Justice Reform Act.