ULYSSES, N.Y. — Police said they found hallucinogenic drugs in a vehicle during a Ulysses traffic stop last week and two people were taken into custody.

Officials said a “vehicle acting suspicious” on Trumansburg Road was pulled over after a traffic violation was committed.

Police said in a statement, “During the course of the roadside interview, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle after suspicion of drugs in the vehicle was present.”

The search allegedly turned up drug paraphernalia such as scales, bags, and cash. Marijuana, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin mushrooms and concentrated cannabis were also reportedly in the vehicle. 

Rochester residents Ashley V. Mitchell, 26, and passenger, Jonathan D. Heusel, 45, were both taken into custody.

Mitchell was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, violation for unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful signal – less than 100 feet from the curb.

Heusel was charged with a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.

They were issued eventually released from custody and issued appearance tickets for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the town of Ulysses Court.

Jolene Almendarez

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