GENESEO – Police administrators commended the cooperation that was necessary to take into custody four people, more than 8 pounds of marijuana, and over $10,000 in American cash and over $2,000 in Canadian cash on Tuesday.
The Geneseo Police Department made the arrests on Tuesday in the Village.
“It was a good operation,” said Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian. “Lines of communication remained open throughout. Now we will be able to hold these people accountable.”
The amounts of marijuana and cash involved are extraordinary for Geneseo and Livingston County.
“This was pretty elaborate,” said Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian. “You can see in the pictures that the marijuana is put into cans that are self-sealing, trying to avoid detection.”
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty commended their law enforcement partners in the Drug Task Force, especially the Geneseo Police Department, for their work in this investigation.
“These packages were to be delivered in the Village, and Geneseo Police really ramped up their efforts,” said Dougherty. “Our partners will always help, wherever our investigations take us, whether it’s Lima to Nunda or Caledonia to Springwater, members of the Task Force will always help and we’ve seen that consistently, especially when it’s in their home turf. For Geneseo PD, I can’t say enough good things about this investigation and all of the manpower and resources that they dedicated to it.”
Dougherty said that the Sheriff’s Office’s partnerships with local law enforcement in the Task Force makes sense and works in many different ways.
“You can’t put a price tag on these partnerships,” said Dougherty. “It saves overtime, it saved additional bodies that we’d have to have in the Sheriff’s Office, or vice versa that they’d have to have in their police departments. When you share resources it’s a win for the taxpayers and its a win for getting these drugs off the street.
WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty talks about the bust during today’s Suncast: