Woman charged after Ripley traffic stop

RIPLEY — A Westfield woman was charged after an incident on Route 5 late Wednesday evening.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address in the town of Ripley for a reported suspicious person around 11:40 p.m. Upon arrival a vehicle was located on the side of the road.

The operator was identified as 36-year-old Catherine Tooley. Tooley was found to have operated a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Tooley was also found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and a hypodermic instrument. Tooley was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana.

She is to be in the Town of Ripley Court at a later date.


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