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800 bags of heroin seized in Livingston County

Geneseo, N.Y.- Livingston Countys Sheriff said more than 800 bags of heroin have been taken off the streets this week in three separate arrests.

Sheriff Tom Dougherty said Jacob Karl-Lebrenz, 39, and Michael Kelley, 52, both from Olean, are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop on I-390 in Avon Wednesday.

Police said when officers pulled Kelley over, it was determined he didn't have a valid drivers license and his right to drive was revoked for a previous violation.

When police searched his car, authorities said they found 140 bags of heroin. Police said Kelleys passenger, Karl-Lebrenz admitted the drugs were bought in the City of Rochester.  

Both men were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Sheriff Dougherty said on Monday, deputies pulled over a car on I-390 in Avon for an equipment violation. Police said the driver, Sara Golish, had a suspended license and had a warrant out of Allegany County. Her passenger, Joseph Anderson, 25, of Olean, was also wanted out of Allegany County. Police searched the car and found 290 bags of heroin, hypodermic needles and marijuana.

Anderson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, with intent to sell, unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Golish was turned over to the Allegany County Sheriff's Office on the warrant.

Thursday morning, New York State Parole, Mount Morris Police Department, the Livingston County Sheriffs Office and the Livingston County Drug Task Force arrested a man named Jose Bell on a parole absconder warrant.   Police said they seized 350 bags of heroin from Bells home.

Sheriff Dougherty said the estimated street value of the drugs seized this week is worth more than $10,000.   

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