MOUNT MORRIS — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty on Monday reported the arrest of two Mount Morris residents following a traffic stop.
On Nov. 8, Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to the Operation Safe Interstate detail when he stopped a vehicle on Mount Morris-Geneseo Road in the Town of Mount Morris for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
During the course of the roadside investigation, the driver was found to be operating on a suspended license and a search of the vehicle also allegedly yielded crack cocaine being seized as evidence.
The driver, Brandon M. Robb, 24, from Mount Morris, was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (class A misdemeanor).
A passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Gabrielle I. Barrett of Mount Morris, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (class A misdemeanor), Tampering with Physical Evidence (class E felony) and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree (class A misdemeanor).
Barrett is alleged to have concealed a quantity of crack cocaine in her bra and attempted to discard it, along with a crack pipe.
Both were brought to the Livingston County jail for arrest processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney's Office was contacted in regards to a bail recommendation for Barrett due to the felony charge and they requested the Judge to hold Barrett on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond. Both were later arraigned in Livingston County Central Arraignment Part (CAP) by Avon Village Justice Joseph Temperato. The Judge released Robb on his own recognizance to appear at a later date and Deputies set him free. The Judge set bail on Barrett in the amount of $500 cash or $1,000 bond.
Officer Gates of the Mount Morris Police Department assisted on scene, as well as Deputy Moran and Deputy Sanford of the Sheriff’s Office.