Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
Mansfield man arrested for drug possession, felony DWAI-drugs
On March 6, 2021, SP Ellicottville Troopers arrested Joshua K. Pierce, 31, of Mansfield, NY for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
During their investigation of an unconscious driver on State Route 242 in the town of Mansfield, Pierce was exhibiting obvious signs of impairment. Troopers determined he had been operating a motor vehicle in an impaired condition. Troopers also discovered Pierce to be in possession of methamphetamine and Suboxone. Pierce was arrested and transported to SP Ellicottville where he subsequently failed standardized field sobriety tests. He refused to submit to an evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert.
Pierce was released with appearance tickets for Mansfield Town Court, where he is due to appear in April.