GENESEO – A Mount Morris man is facing multiple felony drug charges following an investigation into cocaine sales in the Geneseo area, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Jeremy T. Smith, 27, was arrested Sept. 17 on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment warrant and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both Class B felonies.
The arrest and investigation alleged that Smith possessed and sold powder cocaine in the Geneseo area, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Smith was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies with assistance from the Mount Morris Police Department. He was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for pre-arraignment detention.
Smith was released with the justice providing a future court date for Smith to appear.
Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said the justice did not have the ability to set bail or hold a suspect accused of Class B felony cocaine sales due to state bail reform changes.
“We arrest them per the law, the judge releases them per the new bail reform law and the defendant walks out the door to hopefully return at a later date,” Dougherty said in a statement. “Please don’t blame the cops and don’t blame the judges, but instead please educate yourself on the senators and assemblyman/assemblywoman who are voting these extreme laws through Albany.”