LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An inmate at the Livingston County Jail was arrested by jail deputies after allegedly smoking a joint at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in his jail cell. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the inmate was caught after jail Deputies smelled the marijuana smoke and came to investigate.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, inmate Andrew R. Sobilo, 28, of Dunkirk, NY, was arrested from jail when Deputies smelled marijuana smoke coming from the northwest corner of the upper section of “B Pod” in the jail. Apparently Sobilo, who was originally arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree in October, had someone sneak the grass into the jail for him.
“As you see from the staff that investigated this incident, we do not and will not tolerate any type of contraband in our facility,” said Jail Chief Deputy Jason Yasso.
The Sheriff added that another joint was found in a book in the jail’s multipurpose room. K9 officers and their handlers were brought in to search the jail.
Sobilo was charged with one count of Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, a class D Felony. Sobilo was also charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.
Sobilo was processed and arraigned before Judge Thomas Bushnell in Geneseo Village Court and remanded back to the custody of the Sheriff.
Assisting from the Sheriff’s Road Patrol Division for a K9 search of the facility was Deputy Shawn Whitford with Sheriff’s K9 officer Utah, and Deputy Ryan Swanson with Sheriff’s K9 officer Gibbs.
Deputies with the Corrections Division investigating the incident were Deputy Donald Plank, Deputy Matthew Romanowski, Deputy Joshua Parmele, Deputy Brenda Clark-Pierson, Sergeant Jeff Hammond and Chief Deputy Jason Yasso. Deputy Brandan Flickner handled the arrest.
Assisting from the Criminal Investigations Divison were Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse and Sheriff’s Investigator Gene Chichester.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo courtesy of LCSO.