On September 15, 2023, Troopers arrested Melissa A. Laffin, age 40, of Binghamton, NY for criminal possession of controlled substance 7th, and criminal possession of controlled substance in non-original container and issued a vehicle and traffic ticket for aggravated unlicensed operator 3rd. Elizabeth A. Briggs, age 32, Canton, NY for criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th.
On September 15, 2023, around 3:53 a.m., Troopers observed black sedan traveling on County Route 40 in the town of Louisville. While speaking with both occupants of the vehicle. Laffin, stated she was driver of the vehicle and Briggs was the passenger. During the interview, in plain sight Troopers observed two glass smoking devices. Laffin was in possession of small amount of cocaine. The Troopers searched the vehicle and they located pills, which were identified as buprenorphine/naloxone, and crack cocaine.
Briggs and Laffin were arrested and transported to SP Massena for processing. They were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Louisville Court for a later date in October.