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Traffic stop in Butler leads to felony drug arrests; identity theft and vehicle theft warrants

A routine traffic stop for broken license plate lights resulted in a litany of charges for the driver and two vehicle occupants early Monday morning in the Town of Butler.

According to State Troopers out of Wolcott, the driver, 30-year-old Zachary T. Stone, of Savannah, was found to have an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in Rochester, as well as a second warrant out of Corning. A subsequent search of Stone’s person uncovered a container of heroin.


Upon inspecting the vehicle, troopers also discovered drug paraphernalia and a quantity of heroin, in addition to two more passengers with outstanding warrants. Rhonda K. Hoisington, 48, also of Savannah, was wanted for an identity theft charge, and 46-year-old Benito Diaz Jr. had an active warrant out of Monroe County for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Further search of the vehicle yielded more heroin and crack cocaine.

Stone and Snyder were each charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, while Diaz was charged with two counts of misdemeanor and felony possession.

All three were transported to CAP Court to appear initially in Butler Town Court and answer to their outstanding warrants in their assigned courts.

The vehicle was towed from the scene of the stop.



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