Courtesy of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office
Stephanie L. Dean, Jerry E. Edmister and Donnell F. Lemmon
Felony drug charges follow traffic stop
A Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested two men and a woman for cocaine possession Saturday night after stopping the vehicle for traffic law violations. According to a sheriff’s report, the three were returning from Monroe County when they were stopped around 8:30 p.m. in the Town of Lima.
Driver Donnell F. Lemmon, 32, of Atlanta, N.Y, and passengers Stephanie L. Dean, 22, of Mount Morris and Jerry E. Edmister, 49, of Wayland were all charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, A Class D felony. Lemmon was also charged with Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, a Class A misdemeanor, for violating a judge’s order to stay away from Dean.
Judge Piampiano arraigned the three in Town of Avon Court before they were taken to the county jail. Lemmon’s bail was set at $15,000 cash/$30,000 bond. Dean and Edmister’s bail was set at $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond.
Jail officers report that Edmister had crack cocaine on him when he was brought into the facility. He was then charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.
Handling the investigations were Deputy Whitford and his canine partner Utah, Sergeant Michael Doughtery and Deputies Stephanie Schroeder and James Merrick.