AVON—  Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises of the arrest of a Wayland man for drug related charges following a traffic stop in the town of Avon.


On April 18, Deputy Sheriff Shawn Whitford conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Town of Avon for vehicle and traffic violations. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Donald J. Koons Jr.,46.


A check of Koons's NYS Driver's license showed that he was driving while having a suspended license. Further investigation at the scene of the stop led to the finding of a quantity of Oxycodone pills as well as marijuana inside the vehicle.


Koons was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated third-degree unlicensed operation.


Koons was turned over to Deputies at the Livingston County Jail where he was processed and awaits arraignment in the Town of Avon Court.