At 1:44 in the morning on January 17, 2024, Charles Reed turned himself into police for an outstanding warrant for Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, issued in April 2023. He was booked into the Monroe County Jail and placed into a holding cell in the Central Booking area. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies searched the jail cell occupied by Reed at 6:30 a.m. Two green clay-like substances which tested positive for methamphetamine were discovered on Reed.

Further searches of the area and of Reed were conducted, yielding no additional contraband. For his safety, Reed was placed on Medical Observation for the possible ingestion of this substance.

Charles Q. Reed, 36, of Rochester is charged with:

  • Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree (Class D–Felony)

Deputies exhibited commendable, proactive work to interdict before this hazardous contraband was able to be introduced to the general population of the jail, potentially harming other incarcerated individuals.

Deputy Brendan Hurley
Public Information Officer
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
(585) 753-4840