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Deputies find heroin hidden in car engine, four arrested

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 11:39:43-04

A total of four people have been arrested in relation to traffic stop in May that resulted in the discovery of 31 glassine bags containing heroin.

Scott Moulton, 45, was arrested on May 26, the date of the incident, when he was stopped while speeding on Wyoming Road in the Town of Covington, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say he showed signs of drug use and failed a roadside sobriety test.

Deputy Michael Wade of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office assisted a car search with his K9 Partner Hondo. The K9 alerted officials to the hood of the car. A search of the engine compartment found the 31 glassine bags of heroin hidden inside the air filtration housing.

Moulton was later found to be impaired by multiple drug categories after an evaluation, according to officials. He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs, failure to notify DMV of change of address, and speed in zone. He was also charged criminal possession of a controlled substance for having a narcotic drug with intent to sell. He was held in Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or bond and is expected to be in the Town of Covington Court on June 19.

Three other people who were in the car were also arrested as a result of cell phone evidence. During the original traffic stop, deputies seized cell phones from all four people in the car. After a search warrant to search the contents of the cell phones was obtained, additional evidence arose allowing deputies to draw up charges against the three passengers in the car.

On June 9, Jaxmyn Moulton, 21, was already incarcerated in the Wyoming County Jail on an unrelated charge and was arrested in the jail. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. She is being held for these charges on $1000 cash bail or $2,500 bond. She is expected to be back in court on June 19.

On June 14, Nicolas O'Connor and his wife, Ruth O'Connor, were also arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Their bail was set at $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. They are also expected to be in court on June 19.