MOUNT MORRIS: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Belfast man for numerous drug charges after the investigation of a one car motor vehicle crash.
On Friday morning November 4th at about 7:20 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to River Road in the Town of Mt. Morris for a motor vehicle crash with injuries. The Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that the operator of the car, 41 year old Albert Knorr, was traveling on River Road and left the roadway, striking a culvert.
Both Knorr and his passenger, 30 year old Mandy Ely of Belfast NY, were transported to Noyes Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Further investigation revealed that Knorr was allegedly in possession of a large quantity of Alprazolam pills, which are a controlled substance. Once Knorr was released from the hospital he was taken into custody by Deputy Michael Yencer and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Knorr was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Once Knorr was brought into the jail, he was allegedly found to be in possession of 8 bags of heroin.
Knorr was charged with another count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and the felony of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st Degree.
Knorr was arraigned on November 5th in Geneseo Court before Justice Kathleen Houston. The Judge remanded Knorr to the custody of the Sheriff with no bail set due to prior convictions. Knorr is being held in the Livingston County Jail.