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Cabbie and his girlfriend, mother and son passengers arrested for drug possession

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 08:10:24-05

A taxi driver and his three passengers were arrested when police found heroin and cocaine in the car.

Erie County Sheriff's Office says a taxi was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations. When the deputy had the driver, Luis Cedeno, open the rear sliding door the deputy recognized a strong marijuana odor and saw a small bag of heroin on the floor.

In total, deputies found six bags of heroin, some crack cocaine and marijuana.

Officals say the following were arrested and charged:

  • Cedeno, 28, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and vehicle and traffic violations.
  • Cristalee Carrasquillo (reported girlfriend of the driver), 26, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
  • Timothy Nye, 28, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of marijuana.
  • Joett Fisher (mother of Nye), 47, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of marijuana.

All four people were taken to the Erie County Holding Center and released after posting bail.