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Chautauqua County Sheriff

ELLERY — A Bemus Point man was charged in a forgery that occurred over the summer.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies Friday allege that Kevin D. Hughes did pass a forged written instrument, which is part of an issue of money purported to be issued by a governmental entity and the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the town of Ellery on Aug. 28.

Hughes, 58, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and will be in the town of Ellery Court later.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff

¯ CATTARAUGUS — An area man was arrested Nov. 30 on a Family Court warrant. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies reported Cody R-B Stubblefield of 35 Waverly St., Apt. 3, Cattaraugus, was taken into custody and arraigned in Dayton court. He was sent to Cattaraugus County Jail on $750 cash bail and is due back to Family Court at a later date.

¯ DAYTON — There were no injuries reported in a one-vehicle accident on Route 62. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies reported the incident occurred at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday and noted the driver of the vehicle was Christopher A. Pire.

Westfield Police Department

¯ On Nov. 27 at approximately 12:45 a.m., patrolmen of the Westfield Police Department stopped a vehicle on North Portage Street in the village for an alleged traffic violation. Upon making contact with the operator, patrols smelled a strong odor of marijuana, and a subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a small quantity of marijuana and a large quantity of ecstasy pills.

After further investigation, it was found that the driver, Jasmine Felton-Brown, 26, of Syracuse, provided the ID of the passenger Brittany L. Ruth, 32, of Syracuse, allegedly in an attempt to hide that she did not have a driver’s license and also is on probation through Onondaga County, New York.

Felton-Brown was charged with speed in zone, unlicensed operator, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, unlawful possession of marijuana and false personation. Ruth was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both parties were released with appearance tickets, and future charges are pending awaiting evidence of test results. Both parties are to answer to the charges in the village of Westfield court on a later date.

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