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Fillmore man found driving with nine license suspensions and needles in car

Posted: 12:33 PM, Aug 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-31 16:33:37Z
Sheriff: Fillmore man arrested, needles in car
Sheriff: Fillmore man arrested, needles in car

Around midnight, an Erie County deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 400 after spotting traffic violations. 

The driver, 34-year-old Russell Appell of Fillmore, had nine license suspensions and marijuana in the vehicle.

The deputy then discovered Appell's passenger, 22-year-old Heather Kleinsmith, had a misdemeanor amount of Xanax, three hypodermic needles, and marijuana. 

Officials said Appell and Kleinsmith were placed in the Erie County Holding Center on $250 bail. 

Appell has since been released after posting bail.