GROVELAND — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two people on drug related charges after a traffic stop on the interstate.
On May 22, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 390 for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as 51-year-old Sherry L. Carmon from Groveland. The Deputy Sheriff suspected that Carmon was under the influence of alcohol and also suspected that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in drug activity which prompted a roadside investigation.
Deputy Michael Phillips, who is assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, conducted the roadside DWI investigation which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation, Carmon was taken into custody for DWI.
Carmon was then transported to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where Deputy Adam Swanson of the Jail Division administered a breathalyzer test. The breathalyzer test revealed that Carmon had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .07%.
Sheriff’s Sergeant James Merrick, who is a Certified Drug Recognition Expert, also responded to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and conducted a drug evaluation. It was the Sergeant’s expert opinion that Carmon was under the influence of alcohol, a central nervous system stimulant, and central nervous system depressant, and cannabis and that Carmon could not operate a vehicle in a safe manner. A records check also revealed that Carmon was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Carmon was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Driving While Ability Impaired by a Combination of Drugs and Alcohol, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree.
Carmon was released to a third party and will answer the charges in the Town of Avon Court at a later date.
A passenger in the vehicle, 48-year-old Donald A. Majchrzak from Greece, NY, was found to be in possession of Oxycotin. Oxycotin is a controlled substance which Majchrzak did not have a prescription for. Majchrzak was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree.
Majchrzak was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre- arraignment detention.
Majchrzak was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC- CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Mount Morris Justice Robert Ossant. The Judge did remand Majchrzak to the custody of the Sheriff on $100 cash bail or $200 bond.