Four arrested in Steuben County meth bust
BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Four people are behind bars after police say they found 28 grams of suspected meth valued at approximately $3,000 on two of the suspects in Thurston, and then more meth at a Wayland home.
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office say they arrested 48-year-old Todd Briglin of Cohocton and 27-year-old Coty Murphy of Wayland after responding to a complaint of trespassing at a home in Thurston.
Deputies identified Murphy as a suspect; he was also wanted due to an indictment warrant for Criminal Possession and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.
Police say both Murphy and Briglin were trespassing at the location in Thurston and had 28 grams of meth and $3,000 on their person.
Briglin was charged with Trespass and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and was sent to the Steuben County Jail.
Murphy received the same charges, as well as an additional count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. He was also sent to the Steuben County Jail.
Subsequent to Murphy's arrest, police say they executed a search warrant at his home in Wayland. There, police say they found more meth and a stun gun.
As a result, deputies arrested 32-year-old Jessica Schaffer and 27-year-old James Braziel, both of Wayland. Both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
Both were sent to the Steuben County Jail.
Sheriff Allard thanks the Village of Wayland Police Department, the Village of Bath Police Department, the City of Corning Police Department and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in these investigations and arrests.