Rochester man faces unlicensed driving and drug charges after more than 2.5 grams of suspected crack was found in his possession during traffic stop on Interstate 390, Sheriff’s Office reports of Livingston County.
Deputy Michael Wade and his K9 partner, Hondo, were assigned to the Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Safe Interstate initiative when he stopped a vehicle at around 5:40 p.m. on January 2 for an alleged violation of the vehicle law and state circulation.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 29-year-old Craig L. Murphy-Hampton.
The roadside investigation revealed that Murphy-Hampton was in possession of approximately 2.54 grams of suspected crack, which he concealed on him during the investigation, the sheriff’s office said.
A records check found that Murphy-Hampton operated only with a non-driver ID and that his driving privileges in New York state had been suspended a total of 17 times, the sheriff’s office said.
Murphy-Hampton was charged with unlicensed first degree aggravated operation, a Class E felony; falsification of physical evidence and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Murphy-Hampton was turned over to Central Booking MPs at Livingston County Jail for treatment and released on an appearance ticket as the offenses were not eligible for indictment under the Reform Act. state justice. He was given a future date at Town of Avon Court.
Sgt. Caleb Cutting and his K9 partner, Kai.