Livingston County Sheriff's Office Photograph Branden M. Haines

A Pittsford teen has been charged with a half-dozen felonies in connection with cocaine sales in the village of Avon, reports the Livingston County Drug Task Force.

Branden M. Haines, 19, was arrested June 24 and charged in a Livingston County Superior Court indictment warrant with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controller substance and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class B felonies

The arrest culminated an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the village of Avon. The investigation was handled by the Livingston County Drug Task Force.

Haines was arrested and processed by the Avon Police Department and then turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for arraignment detention. On June 25, Haines was arraigned in Livingston County Court before Livingston County Judge Jennifer Noto. Haines was released on his own recognizance as the drug charges did not qualify for bail under the state’s bail reform. Haines was provided with a future court date.

The Public Defender’s Office represented Haines at the arraignment. Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey was also present.

The Livingston County Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, police departments in Avon, Caledonia, Dansville, Geneseo, Mount Morris and Nunda; the University Police at SUNY Geneseo and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office maintains a tip line for reporting illegal drug activity in or around Livingston County. The tipline may be reached at (844) LCSO-TIP and online at www.livingstoncounty.us/sheriff under “TIP LINE.”

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