On July 22nd, 2016 at 3:26 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were on patrol on Trumansburg Road in the Town of Ulysses. Deputies observed a vehicle acting suspicious on Trumansburg Road and subsequently performed a traffic stop on the vehicle after observing minor traffic violations. Deputies interviewed the driver, Ashley V. Mitchell, age 26 of Rochester, NY and the passenger, Jonathan D. Heusel, age 45 of Rochester, NY. During the course of the roadside interview, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle after suspicion of drugs in the vehicle was present. During the course of the vehicle search, deputies located a considerable amount of drug paraphernalia including scales, bags, cash, etc. Deputies also located an amount of marihuana, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin mushrooms and concentrated cannibis.
Deputies charged Mitchell with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation) and Unlawful Signal - Less Than 100' (Violation).
Deputies charged Heusel with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation).
Both defendants were issued appearance tickets and released ordering their appearance at Town of Ulysses Court on August 23rd, 2016 at 9:30 AM.