Friday, October 14, 2016

I-390: Hornell man faces felony drug charge after traffic stop

Press Release:
INTERSTATE 390: Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Hornell man for drug possession and vehicle and traffic offenses as the result of a Deputy Sheriff’s pro-active work on Operation Safe Interstate.  On October 13th at about 7:05 p.m., Deputy Shawn Whitford pulled a car over for speeding on Interstate 390.  It was determined that the driver of the car, Skyler Culley, 22, of Hornell, NY, was operating with a suspended driver's license. Culley was taken into custody on the aggravated unlicensed operator charge.  The roadside investigation continued which resulted in the alleged discovery of 8 small baggies of cocaine and a quantity of marijuana. Deputies said the drugs were hidden inside a container.  Culley was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, class D felony, due to the weight of the cocaine and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, as well as the traffic offenses of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree and Speeding.

Culley was transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.   He was arraigned on October 14th in Geneseo Town Court before Justice Houston.  The Judge remanded Culley to the Livingston County Jail on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.