Two Nunda NY residents were pulled over this past June 4, for a violation of a traffic violation by Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford who suspected the occupants were involved in drug activity.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 24 year old Alek K. Gaby and the passenger as 33 year old Matthew C. Isham. It was discovered during the roadside investigation that Isham was in possession of two bags of suspected fentanyl and ten (10) bags of suspected cocaine. It was also discovered that Gaby was in possession of an illegal switchblade knife. The suspected drugs were sent to a forensic lab for testing.
On November 11, 2020, Isham was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree after lab results showed that the drugs tested positive for fentanyl and cocaine. Meanwhile Gaby was arrested and charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony. The charge was a felony due to Gaby having previous convictions for crimes.
Isham was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and released on appearance tickets as the offenses did not qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act. Isham will answer to the charges at a later date in the Town of Geneseo Court.
Gaby was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and held on pre-arraignment detention as the offense did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act, however, a Judge may not set bail.
Gaby was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Ossian Justice Wilson. The Judge did Gaby on his own recognizance (ROR) as required by law and Deputies did set him free.
Deputy Matthew Thomas and Deputy Jerry Pilkenton assisted with the investigation.