Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrests of a Monroe County resident and a Wayne County resident for felony drug possession following an investigation.
March 6and2022 at approximately 4:11 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address on Lakeville Road in the town of Geneseo for a report of two individuals acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a local business.
Upon arrival, deputies located and made contact with those reported. The man has been identified as Ramesis S. Martinez, 36, of Rochester, NY. A woman accompanying Martinez initially provided false information regarding her identity, but was later identified as Melissa M. Miller, 30, of Sodus, NY. A records check revealed that Miller had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest from several surrounding law enforcement agencies.
During the investigation, the members suspected the two of being involved in drug-related activities, which moved the investigation forward.
The investigation alleges that the two subjects were in possession of approximately 8.9 grams of suspected heroin and 0.05 grams of suspected cocaine. The two substances then tested positive for each. During the investigation, Miller attempted to both conceal and destroy the evidence she had on her.
Martinez was arrested and charged with felony fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Miller was arrested and charged with felony fourth degree felony possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree felony possession of a controlled substance, felony tampering with physical evidence and second degree criminal impersonation. .
Both individuals were transported and turned over to central booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-charge detention.
Both individuals were subsequently arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Impeachment Party (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before North Dansville City Judge David Werth. The judge released both individuals on their own recognizance, as required by law, as the charges are ineligible for bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act. Both people were given future court dates and MPs released them. Miller was later transferred to another law enforcement agency due to her ongoing warrants.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented both individuals at the court arraignment for their defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office has been notified but does not appear to represent the people.
Deputy Michael Phillips, Deputy Cheyenne Masiello, Deputy Gordon Truax and Deputy Jerry Pilkenton assisted with the scene investigation for the sheriff’s office. The incident was handled under the direction of Command Sergeant Matthew Thomas.