September 24, 2019
From Livingston County SHeriff Tom Dougherty:
TOWN OF AVON: Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Steuben County resident on drug related charges after a traffic stop.
On September 21, 2019 at approximately 3:20 pm, Deputy Matthew Thomas was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit when he stopped a vehicle on Lakeville Road for a violation of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. The Deputy Sheriff suspected that the occupants of the vehicle were involved with drug activity and conducted a roadside drug investigation. The roadside investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle Franklin G.R. Brockway, age 27 from Hornell New York, was in possession of ten (10) bags of fentanyl.
Brockway was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Brockway was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Brockway was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of York Judge Thomas Porter. The Judge did release Brockway on his own recognizance and Deputies did set him free.
Deputy Shawn Whitford assisted with the traffic stop.