December 26, 2018
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, NY – From Sheriff Tom Dougherty:
On December 22nd, 2018, Deputy Shawn Whitford was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he conducted a traffic stop for violations of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. The operator was identified as 32 year old Sean Kohlmeir of Bath NY. A driver’s license check revealed Kohlmeir’s license was suspended three (3) times.
During the course of the traffic stop and roadside investigation the Deputy Sheriff met with a passenger in the vehicle, Nitashia L. Robb, age 27 of Bath NY, and observed items indicative of drug use in the vehicle. As the investigation continued seventy five (75) hypodermic needles were recovered, packaging commonly used for narcotics were seized, and two stolen purses and candy from a Dollar General were recovered.
Robb was taken into custody for Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (class A misdemeanor) and three (3) counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree (class A misdemeanors). Kohlmeier was also taken into custody for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree.
Robb and Kohlmeier were transported to the Livingston County Jail to await arraignment. While they were being checked into Central Booking by Deputies at the Livingston County Jail, Deputy Whitford conducted a post arrest search of his patrol vehicle, locating a bag of suspected heroin/fentanyl under the seat where Robb had been sitting. The substance was field tested and showed positive for fentanyl. Robb was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (class A misdemeanor) and Tampering with Physical Evidence (class E felony).
Both subjects were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted regarding bail on Robb due to the felony charge and they requested that the Judge hold Robb on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Kohlmeier and Robb were both later arraigned in the Livingston County Central Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail by Groveland Town Justice Jeanean Love. The Judge did remand Kohlmeier to the custody of the Sheriff on $200 cash or $400 bond and Robb to the custody of the Sheriff on $4,000 cash or $8,000 bond.
While Robb was being changed into a jail outfit, a bag of suspected heroin/fentanyl was located on her person. The substance was later field tested and found to be fentanyl. Robb was subsequently charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st Degree (class D felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (class A misdemeanor). The District Attorney’s Office was again consulted on bail for the new charges due and provided a bail recommendation of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
Robb was arraigned on the new charges in the Livingston County Central Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Groveland Town Justice Jeanean Love. The Judge did set additional bail at $1,500 cash or $2,000 bond.
Deputy Michael Phillips of the STOP DWI Unit did assist on scene. The Geneseo Police Department assisted with a female search roadside and the Nunda Police Department assisted with the stolen candy portion of the investigation from the Nunda Dollar General.