ATLANTA —  An Atlanta man is behind bars after transporting 19 bags of heroin in the area.

Steven Snyder, 63 was charged with seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.

Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said, "On Nov. 26 Deputy Connor Sanford was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, when he stopped a vehicle on Rochester Street in the Village of Lima for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Snyder. During the course of the Deputy Sheriff’s roadside investigation, he found that Snyder was in possession of nineteen bags of heroin, as well as ten  hypodermic needles."

Snyder was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention.


Snyder was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Livonia Justice Margaret Graf-Linsner. The Judge did remand Snyder to the custody of the Sheriff on $750 cash bail or $1,500 property  bond.
Deputy Matthew Thomas, also of the STOP DWI Unit, assisted on scene.