GENESEO — A Wellsboro, Pa. resident was arrested by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies on felony drug related charges after a traffic stop.

On April 29, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a traffic violation.

During the course of the traffic stop, the Deputy Sheriff suspected that the occupants of the vehicle were involved with drug activity. The Deputy Sheriff subsequently conducted a drug investigation.

As a result of the roadside investigation, a passenger in the vehicle Kristian J. Spencer, 20, was found to be in possession of over two 200 vials of concentrated cannabis to which he stated he had purchased for $2,000 in the City of Rochester.

Spencer was arrested and charged with felony fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Spencer was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charge. It was recommended that Spencer be held on $750 cash bail or $1,500 bond.

Spencer was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Groveland Justice Jeanean Love. The Judge remanded Spencer to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $750 cash bail or $1,500 property bond.

Deputy Matthew Thomas assisted with the traffic stop.