INTERSTATE 390: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports two more arrests from the Operation Safe Interstate initiative.
On October 19th Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to Operation Safe Interstate on Interstate 390. The Deputy Sheriff initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Rachel King from Mount Morris, was operating the vehicle with a suspended license which resulted in her arrest for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree.
During the course of the traffic stop numerous items consisting of illegal drugs and paraphernalia were allegedly located in the car, including baggies of heroin, cocaine, and hypodermic needles. This resulted with the arrest of King on charges of 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.
A passenger in the vehicle, 26 year old Jose Fernandez from Rochester, was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Both were transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and to await arraignment on the charges. The story does not end there, however. When King was being booked into the jail, she was allegedly found to have more heroin concealed on her body. She was additionally charged with the felony of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st Degree and an additional charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
King and Fernandez were arraigned in Geneseo Court before Justice Houston on October 20th. King was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond and Fernandez on $500 cash or $1,000 bond.