Two Men Are Facing Drug Charges, In Canisteo

Type of Investigation: Narcotics
Date of Arrest: June 7th, 2021
Location: Depot Street, Canisteo NY 14823
Subject(s): James B. Hilligus (Age 47)

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree with intent to sell, Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree-Packaging, Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree-Scales, Possession of a hypodermic instrument and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree.

Court: Canisteo Village Court

Status: Subject was transported to the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment and released to appear at the Canisteo Village Court at a later date.

Details of the Incident: On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 The Canisteo Village Police Department arrested James B. Hilligus (Age 47) of Reeds Corner Road Dansville, New York for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree with intent to sell, Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree-Packaging, Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree-Scales, Possession of a hypodermic instrument and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree. This investigation stemmed from a traffic stop in the Village of Canisteo turning into a Narcotic Investigation. Hilligus was transported to the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment and released to appear at the Canisteo Village Court at a later date.

Canisteo Police also report that Hilligus came back to Canisteo the following day and was also arrested on Thursday, on a charge of 7th degree possession of a controlled substance.

Also, Canisteo Police charged an Alfred Station man, Adam Koester, 37, on the same charge as above.
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Type of Investigation: Narcotics

Date of Arrest: June 10th, 2021

Location: West Main Street, Canisteo NY 14823

Subject(s): Adam C. Koester (Age 37)

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree,

Court: Canisteo Village Court

Status: Subject was released on appearance tickets to appear in Canisteo Village Court at a later date and time.

Details of the Incident: On Thursday June 10th, 2021 the Canisteo Village Police Department arrested Adam C. Koester (Age 37) of State Route 244 in Alfred Station, New York for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree This investigation stemmed from a routine traffic stop in the Village of Canisteo turning into a Narcotic Investigation. Koester was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Canisteo Village Court at a later date.
Assisted by: New York State Police