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Livingston County Sheriff make major drug arrest on I-390, Bolivar woman and two Olean men charged

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August 18, 2022 arrest takes 500 doses of fentanyl off the streets

INTERSTATE 390 – Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of two Cattaraugus County residents and one Allegany County Resident on felony drug charges following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

On August 18th, 2022 at about 7:30pm Deputy Jerry Pilkenton was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate when he conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 390, in the Town of Avon, for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Charlene A. Williams, age 49 from Bolivar, NY. Two additional passengers in the vehicle were identified as Dwayne Motley, age 52, and Tyler Evans, age 26, both of Olean, NY. During the stop the Deputy Sheriff suspected the vehicle occupants to be involved in drug activity which prompted a roadside drug investigation.

The investigation revealed the occupants were in possession of approximately one hundred and seventy-eight (178) grams of Fentanyl, which was distributed into five hundred (500) individual baggies, multiple digital scales and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Motley was found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and Evans was found to be in possession of thirty-five (35) Suboxone strips which he did not have a prescription for. It is also alleged that Evans had attempted to conceal physical evidence from Deputies during the investigation.

Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Motley was arrested and charged with two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

Evans was arrested and charged with two counts of felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, felony Tampering with Physical Evidence and Criminally using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree.

All three individuals were transported and 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 charges. It was recommended that Motley be held without the possibility of bail, due to having two prior felony convictions. It was recommended that Evans be held on $5,000 cash or 10,000 bond, due to being on supervised Parole. It was recommended that Williams be released on her own recognizance, as her charges do not qualify for bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act as she isn’t on parole or probation, nor a two time convicted felon or more.

All three individuals were later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC- CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Groveland Justice Bean. The Judge did remand Motley to the custody of the Sheriff without bail. Evans was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 dollars cash bail, or $7,500 partially secured bond. Williams was released on her own recognizance, per the law, and released with a future court date provided.

The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented all three individuals at the court arraignment for their defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was notified but did not appear to represent the people.

Assisting on scene for the Sheriff’s Office were Sergeant Caleb Cutting and his K9 partner, KAI, as well as several additional members of the Patrol Division.

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