DRUGS ALSO SIEZED FROM ROOM AT TIOGA DOWNS. On March 27, members of the New York State Police, Tioga County Sheriff’s Office, Waverly Police Department and Vestal Police Department arrested
- Jessica R. Forsythe (age 35 of Corning)
- Mathew C. Smith (age 39 of Elmira)
- William H. McClintic Jr. (age 26 of Monroeton, PA)
- Adrianna M. Blake (age 21 of Gillett, PA)
and charged all four with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree (Class A-II felony) after a vehicle stop on West Talmadge Hill Road in the Town of Barton, Tioga County, and crystal methamphetamine was found inside their vehicle.
Investigators were in the area looking for Forsythe, who was wanted on a felony drug warrant out of Steuben County. Investigators observed Forsythe operating a black Nissan Sentra on West Talmadge Hill Road and affected a traffic stop on the vehicle. As officers were interviewing the occupants, suspected narcotics were observed in plain view. A state police K-9 was deployed and alerted to several areas of the vehicle, including the engine compartment. Officers opened the hood and found over a half pound of crystal methamphetamine. Officers also recovered an six grams of methamphetamine the occupants had discarded from the vehicle prior to being stopped. A follow-up investigation revealed that the defendants had a hotel room at the Tioga Downs Casino and Resort in Nichols. A search warrant was executed on the defendants’ hotel room, which led to the seizure of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
All four defendants were arraigned in the Town of Barton Court, where they were remanded to the Tioga County jail without bail. Additional charges against the defendants may be pending following the case being presented to the Tioga County Grand Jury.