GENESEO – Four people were arrested by the Livingston County Drug Task Force after postal authorities noticed a marijuana smell emitting from packages. In addition to the four arrests, over $10,000 was confiscated and eight pounds of marijuana was seized in the bust.
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According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty on behalf of the Drug Task Force, four people including Ze Hoa Lin, 21, Ada Song 20, and Tyler Vandyke, 22, were charged with felony Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received information from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that three packages were being shipped from California to Geneseo, and that the suspected packages contained large quantities of marijuana and contained a marijuana-like odor.
WATCH: Sheriff Dougherty talks about the bust during today’s Suncast:
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The Livingston County Drug Task force launched an investigation into the packages in cooperation with the U.S Postal Inspectors. The Geneseo Police Department made the arrests and assisted heavily with the investigation.
An additional $2,925 in Canadian currency was seized and officials estimate the marijuana to be in excess of $30,000.
The Livingston County Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the following agencies: the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Police Department, Caledonia Police Department, Dansville Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Geneseo Police Department, Mount Morris Police Department, Nunda Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.