LIMA — A routine traffic stop turned into a drug run interception by the Livingston County Sheriffs department.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sherrif Sgt. Michael Dougherty, a vehicle that was allegedly returning from picking up drugs in Monroe County was pulled over for a traffic violation. Livingston County Sheriff Deputy Shawn Whitford and K-9 Utah then searched the car and discovered crack cocaine in the vehicle.
Arrested were Stephanie Dean, 22, Donnell Lemmon, 32, and Jerry Edmister, 49, all were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th. In addition, Lemmon was charged with violating an order of protection against Dean and Edmister was charged with attempting to smuggle prison contraband into the prison.
The 3 subjects were arraigned in the Town of Avon Court by Judge Piampiano and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on bail. Lemmon’s bail was set at $15,000 cash $30,000 bond and Dean’s and Edmister’s at $5000/$10,000. A felony hearing is scheduled for early this upcoming week.
The vehicle was originally pulled over for a seatbelt violation and littering. Officials estimate that approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine was confiscated.
Deputy Whitford and his K-9 partner Utah stopped the vehicle and Deputy James Merrick, Deputy Stephanie Schroeder, and Sgt. Michael Dougherty handled the investigation and arrests.