Traffic stop leads to heroin bust in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 8:42 pm deputies stopped a driver on State Route 5&20 for having a loud or modified exhaust, and upon further investigation — the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs.

Deputies arrested Anthony M. Petti III, 19, of Canandaigua for driving while ability impaired by drugs. During the traffic stop deputies found he was in possession of several plastic bags, which were later determined to be heroin.

A passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as Ryan Edward Oswald, 30, of Penn Yan was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles and several plastic bags of heroin.

Both were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Petti was issued several traffic citations for driving while ability impaired by drugs, the possession charge, as well as appearance tickets for the various vehicle issues.

All of the charges will be answered in Hopewell Town Court at a later date.

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