STAFFORD – Two Rochester residents are facing drugs and other charges following an investigation Friday into a disable vehicle on Route 33, reports the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies stopped out with the disabled vehicle just after 6 p.m.
Following an investigation, Shonje Kaliq Jefferson, 22, of Norton Street, Rochester, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator and pedestrian failed to walk facing traffic.
Also arrested during the course of the investigation was Chanish Lache Wellington-Martino, 19, of Danforth Street, Rochester, who was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree attempted assault for allegedly making several attempts to bite a deputy while resisting arrest; second-degree obstructing governmental administration, tampering with physical evidence, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Jefferson allegedly operated the vehicle with a suspended licenses and possessed crack cocaine on his person, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Wellington-Martino allegedly fought with sheriff’s deputies and threw her purse over the guiderail in an attempt to destroy evidence in the purse, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Jefferson was arraigned in front of Genesee County Judge Charles Zambito who remanded Jefferson to Genesee County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $5,000 bond.
Jefferson is scheduled to reappear in Genesee County Court on Aug. 31.
Wellington-Mara is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 22 in Stafford Town Court.
The Jefferson case was handled by Deputy Erik Andre and Investigator Christopher Parker. The Wellington-Mara case was investigated by Parker with assistance from Deputy Andrew Hale.