LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A Livingston County drug task force effort has netted 20 alleged dealers in a county wide sweep resulting in multiple felony charges.
“Livingston County has always taken a strong stance on drugs,” said Undersheriff Jim Szczesniak, while standing in front of the newly formed join drug task force. “We have formalized a drug task force this year under Jeff Weiderick’s leadership and this is a clear example of the success we have. The bail that the courts emplaced clearly says that narcotics trafficking in Livingston County is going to be held accountable.”
The substances involved in the operation consisted of cocaine, prescription pills, and high end marijuana. Officials estimated that $4,000 in cash was also seized.
Earlier in the day, during the arraignment, batches of those charged were walked into court in handcuffs.
The following people have been arrested: Ryan Nerby of Lakeville, Brian Nolan of Geneseo, Jesse Hernandez of Piffard, Anthony Andrews of Conesus, Zachary Stephany of Caledonia, Parris Macwilliams of Caledonia, Colin Phillips of Caledonia, Amanda Stewart of Lakeville, Jacob Shamp of Lakeville, Paul Primeaux III of Livonia, Brian Vanwuyckhuyse of Geneseo, Justin Jackson of Mount Morris, Jody root of Mount Morris, Alexander Montalbano of Caledonia, Jennifer Trojanski of Caledonia, Julian Beard of Caledonia, Brandon Cassada of Avon, Christopher Partridge of Groveland. Marquis Morris of Rochester is still being sought after by authorities.
“When Livingston County Sheriff Deputies entered the residence of Ms. Trojanski we hit the motherload,” said Greg McCaffrey, Livingston County District Attorney during court. “We ask that bail be set at $40,0000.”
The releases states that Livingston County Sheriff John M. York, Undersheriff James M. Szczesniak, Livingston County District Attorney Gregory McCaffrey join Chief James Noble, Avon Police Department; Chief Daniel Chapman, Caledonia Police Department; Chief Charles Perkins, Dansville Police Department; Chief Eric Osganian, Geneseo Police Department; Chief Jeffrey Wilcox, Nunda Police Department and Chief Ken Mignemi, Mt. Morris Police Department along with members of the Livingston County Law Enforcement Council, Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, New York State Police and New York State Park Police have banded together and will continue their fight against illegal drug trade in Livingston County.
District Attorney McCaffrey stated that the group were all arrested independently and were not affiliated with each other.
To view the press conference from earlier go to the news section of TV.GeneseeSun.com