10:20 PM: Pair Charged After Meth, Counterfeit Money Found In Car

Photo by the New York State Police

POMFRET — Two people were charged after methamphetamine and counterfeit money were found in a car Wednesday.

Police charged the driver, 53-year-old Jodi L. Denmead of Brocton, and passenger, 33-year-old Jeffrey A. Schermerhorn of Westfield, after their vehicle was stopped on Webster Road in the town of Pomfret. An investigation determined methamphetamine was being manufactured inside the red Saturn sedan.

Members of the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team were called. The team searched the car and collected evidence, Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police told reporters. Denmead and Schermerhorn were both charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a forged instrument, felony manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of marijuana and controlled substance not in original container.

Denmead was also charged with driving while intoxicated by drugs, state police said.

Denmead has been jailed previously for manufacturing methamphetamine inside her car. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies charged the Brocton woman in January 2017 after members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force found a one-pot style meth lab, along with other precursors for manufacturing meth. Authorities also located a digital scale used for weighing controlled substances and an electronic stun gun, the Sheriff’s Office said at the time.