Three arrested on drug charges

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Following recent investigations conducted by Yates County Sheriff personnel and the Penn Yan Police Department, two people were charged with selling imitation drugs and one for possessing cocaine.

Angelo P. Ortiz, 20, of 328 Liberty St., Penn Yan was charged with sale of an imitation controlled substance to a police agent and for violation of New York State probation. He is held without bail. 

Eric T. Anderson, 19, of 8732 Honeycomb Path, Cicero, was also charged with sale of an imitation controlled substance to a police agent. His bail was set at $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.

Ryan Scouten, 33, of 455 North Main St., Penn Yan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance (third degree), a class B felony, by village police after nine individually wrapped packages of cocaine were found in his car, which was parked in a parking lot on Lake Street. Police were acting on information received from Scouten's probation officer, which led to the arrest.  He is currently on felony probation for a drug related charge. Scouten was committed to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

A Yates County K-9 unit assisted.  Investigating officers included Sgt. Ed Nemitz, Sgt. Pat Manahan, Deputies Chad Betts and Brian Winslow, Investigator Pat Killen, Lt. Todd Sotir, Penn Yan Police Chief Gene Mitchell and Sgt. Jeff Stewart.