AVON: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of drug charges and a Leandra’s law arrest following a traffic stop.
On April 14 at about 9:35pm Deputy Sheriff Brandan Flickner of the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle registered out of Georgia for a traffic infraction on East Avon Lima Road in the Town of Avon.
The female operator of the vehicle was identified as Natasha A. Bouton,45, of Cameron Mills. While speaking with Bouton, the Deputy believed that Bouton was possibly operating a vehicle in an impaired condition. Bouton did perform roadside field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Bouton was placed under arrest for driving while ability impaired by drug(s).
A search of Bouton’s vehicle was conducted and a plastic bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. Following the finding of the suspected crystal methamphetamine, Bouton’s husband, Troy S. Bouton, 42, was placed under arrest as well. The couple's 8-year-old daughter was also a passenger in the vehicle.
Both Bouton’s were transported back to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Once at the Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Joseph Breu, a Drug Recognition Expert, did complete a drug evaluation on Natasha. At the conclusion of the drug evaluation it was Sergeant Breu’s expert opinion that she was under the influence of a Central Nervous System Stimulant, a Narcotic Analgesic and Cannabis and was unable to operate a vehicle safely.
Natasha was charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs under Leandra’s Law, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and other vehicle and traffic law violations. Troy was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.
The couple was turned over to Deputies at the Livingston County Jail to be processed and later arraigned on the charges. The 8-year-old daughter was turned over to a family member and Child Protective Services was contacted on the child’s behalf.
Handling the arrests and investigation were Deputy Brandan Flickner and Deputy Matthew Thomas both of the Sheriff’s STOP DWI Unit, assisted by Sergeant Joseph Breu.