Cops Charge Geneseo Football Player in OxyContin Case

GENESEO – The investigation into a possible distribution of OxyContin pills among the varsity football team has ended with three criminal charges for one teenager.

Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian confirmed that a 16-year-old is charged with three counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly distributing OxyContin pills to other players, aged 15 and 16, before a game.

The defendant is alleged to have taken the pills from a parent without their knowledge.

Due to the defendant’s age and the likelihood that he will be treated as a youthful offender and have the record of this charge sealed, the is withholding his name.

Due to his family ties to a member of the Geneseo Police Department, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was present as Geneseo Police conducted each interview.

Officers issued the teen an appearance ticket for a later date.

Superintendent Tim Hayes said that the school dismissed the players subject to the drug investigation from the team, ending the varsity football season and forfeiting all scheduled games.


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