Felony Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports two subjects were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Route 219, on October 4. At approximately 1:30 P.M., Deputy Szkatulski initiated a traffic stop after observing vehicle and traffic violations on a southbound vehicle in the Town of Concord. When speaking with the operator, the driver stated he had a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. The Deputy’s search discovered a bag of marijuana in 28-year-old John Harrigan’s possession. When Deputy Szkatulski attempted to search the passenger, 29-year-old Brandi Schoonmaker of Delevan refused police commands and attempted to walk away. The Deputy continued his search and discovered a quantity of cocaine, ketamine, and marijuana in Schoonmaker’s possession. Harrigan, of Delevan, was issued an appearance ticket for the marijuana possession and a summons for the vehicle and traffic law violation and released at the scene. Schoonmaker was arrested and charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance – ketamine, and criminal possession of cocaine. She was also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration as well as a violation for marijuana possession. Schoonmaker is held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail pending her arraignment.