Deputies in Ontario County say that on May 15th around 3:30 pm a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation into the illicit sale of narcotics was concluded when several persons were taken into custody in the parking lot of a local business located on State Route 5&20.
The investigation was the result of cooperation between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department and the Seneca Falls Police Department.
Joshua E. Dyson, 30, of Seneca Falls was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
All of the charges are Class B felonies.
He was arraigned in Geneva City Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secured bond.
Daniel E. Dockery, 27, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which is a Class B felony. He was also remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secured bond.
Deputies say that Dockery had previously been arrested by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office on April 29th and charged at that time with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
It had been determined that Dockery was selling heroin while staying in a motel located in Geneva. He was released by a court order pending further court proceedings on the charge.
Investigators say that they were able to make undercover purchases of suspected Fentanyl, which was being sold as heroin from Dyson. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Dockery was Dyson’s supplier. As Dyson was being taken into custody, Dockery, who was nearby, was found to have in his possession 170 individual baggies of suspected Fentanyl and six baggies of cocaine.
Sheriff Philip Povero says that this case was a significant effort between all of the named agencies. Each had begun individual investigations working various aspects of the case and began working together when it became clear that the individuals were moving narcotics throughout Seneca, Wayne, and Ontario counties.