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Delaware County: Traffic enforcement tickets issued

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DELAWARE COUNTY, N.Y. -

On Friday night, October 28, members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, including K-9 “Ozzie”, New York State Police, including two K-9 units and a Drug Recognition Expert, Delhi Village Police, S.U.N.Y. Delhi University Police and Delaware County Probation Department conducted an Enhanced Traffic Safety Enforcement Campaign in the Delhi area along with probationer compliance checks.

The multi-agency enforcement campaign resulted in the arrest of four drivers that were determined to be impaired by the use of drugs and or alcohol - three of whom were also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Additionally, two Walton residents were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) following a probation search that lead to the discovery and seizure of a quantity of heroin. 

A total of fifty four (54) traffic summonses were issued during the detail; Troopers issued 25 tickets, 26 tickets were issued by Deputies and two tickets were issued by Delhi Village police while the University Police issued one ticket.  Those tickets included, but were not limited to, the offenses of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in Second Degree, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to stop for stop signs, speed violations, uninspected vehicle, no seatbelt and vehicle lighting and equipment defects.

                

Sheriff's Deputies arrested and charged the following:

Kyle W. Alverson, age 28, of Delhi, NY.  Alverson was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Following arrest processing, Alverson was released on traffic summonses and an appearance ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Delhi Court on a later date to answer the charges. 

Lucian W. Possehn, age 29, also of Delhi, NY.  Possehn was charged Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Following arrest processing, Possehn was released on traffic summonses and an appearance ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Delhi Court on a later date to answer the charges. 

Troopers arrested and charged the following:

Bladimir T. Vadez, age 20, of New York, NY.  Vadez was charged with the misdemeanor crime of Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol).  Vadez was issued traffic summonses and was released to appear in the Town of Delhi Court on a later date.

Curtis G. Rippe, age 31, of Oneonta, NY.  Rippe was charged with with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Rippe was issued traffic summonses and an appearance ticket returnable to Delhi Court on a later date. 

Stephanie White, age 40, of Delhi, NY.  White was charged with the misdemeanor crime of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation.  White was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and was released on recognizance after being directed to re-appear in Delhi Court on November 1st

Azar K. Hughes, age 27, of Oneonta, NY was arrested on a Bench Warrant issued by the City of Oneonta Court.  Hughes was turned over to the City of Oneonta Police Department for processing and arraignment in Oneonta City Court.

Following a probation search conducted in the Village of Walton by Delaware County Probation Officers, assisted by Sheriff’s Deputies and K-9 “Ozzie”, Deputies arrested and charged 28 year old Daniel M. Jamieson, of Walton, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B felony.  Jamieson is accused of possessing a quantity of heroin with the intent to sell.  Jamieson was arraigned in the Village of Walton Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail pending further court action.

Deputies also arrested and charged 29 year old Heather L. Terry, also of Walton, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor.  Terry is accused of possessing a quantity of heroin at the time of the search conducted by Delaware County Probation Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies.  Terry was arraigned in the Village of Walton Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash bail pending further court action.

The increased county and local patrols utilized during this multi-agency Enhanced Traffic Safety Enforcement Campaign were funded by the Delaware County STOP-DWI Program.  Funding for that program is generated from fine monies collected as a result of DWI and DWAI Drug convictions. Through our collaborations with the Delaware County STOP-DWI program, law enforcement is committed to working together to use those impaired driver fine monies to improve highway safety and to reduce accidents, deaths and serious physical injuries on our highways by removing drunk and drug impaired drivers from our roadways.