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Heroin seized in Livingston County
Geneseo, N.Y. - Hidden in cars and tucked away in a childs dresser, members of the Livingston County Drug Task force seized close to 800 bags of heroin this week in three separate drug busts.
Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty said 400 bags of heroin were found during two separate traffic stops on Route 390 near Avon this past week.
It was concealed inside the cars.
The drivers in both cases were stopped for minor violations but wound up facing felony drug charges.
Dougherty said the heroin was purchased in Rochester and was to be sold in rural areas like Livingston County.
He said it will be tested to see if it contains the dangerous chemical Fentanyl, which can be deadly.
The rest of the heroin, 350 bags worth, was found inside an apartment on Main Street in Mount Morris Thursday morning.
Police assisted Parole Officers to find Jose Bell, who had violated parole. He was found inside the apartment where the heroin was discovered.
Chief Ken Mignemi said during a search of the apartment he uncovered the heroin in an unlikely place: a childs dresser.
I actually found the drugs and money in a dresser filled with childrens clothing, ironically, Mignemi said.
Sheriff Dougherty said these seizures are keeping heroin from being sold on the streets in Livingston County. He said his department and the task force are targeting drug dealers by intercepting them before they hit the street.
Dougherty said the heroin had a street value of 10 thousand dollars. Bell and four others are facing charges.