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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Operation Spring Sweep nets 8 by Wyoming County Drug Task Force


(Photo, top row: Case, Maggio, Sanders, Shannon. Bottom row: White, Riley, Brown. No photo was provided of the 18-year old)
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office Commander of the Drug Task Force, Captain Ed Till, announces that Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task Force have arrested eight individuals on drug charges over the last several days as a continuation of Operation Spring Sweep.  The arrests are throughout Wyoming County and several additional investigations are continuing. 

MICHAEL J. CASE, age 38, of South Main Street in Perry, was charged again with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. CASE allegedly sold Cocaine on a second occasion to an undercover agent in the Village of Warsaw. Earlier this year. CASE was indicted again by a Wyoming County Grand Jury on these new charges and he still remains in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail from the first indictment.

JOHNNEY SHANNON, age 57, of Creek Road in Batavia, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree.  SHANNON allegedly sold Heroin to an undercover agent on 2 occasions in the Village of Attica in December of 2015. SHANNON was being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail and has since been released.

DAVID T. RILEY, age 33, East Main St., Batavia, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree.  RILEY allegedly sold Heroin to an undercover agent on 2 occasions in the Village of Attica in December of 2015. RILEY is currently being held in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail on a similar Heroin sale allegation in the City of Batavia. Bail was also set at $25,000 cash in Wyoming County.

SCOTT SANDERS, age 33, of N. Main St., Warsaw, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree. SANDERS allegedly sold Tramadol to an undercover agent in October of 2015 in the Village of Warsaw. He is currently being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

CHADWICK W. WHITE, age 35, of N. Main St., Warsaw, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree.  WHITE allegedly sold over 50 Lorazepam pills on 2 occasions to an undercover agent in October of 2015 in the Village of Warsaw. He was being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail and has since been released.

JENNIFER J. MAGGIO, age 31, of Kingston Road, Leicester, NY, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree. MAGGIO allegedly sold Suboxone to an undercover agent in January of 2016 in the Village of Perry.  MAGGIO was committed to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail and has since been released.

An 18 year old female from the Town of Eagle, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, and 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  This subject allegedly sold Hydrocodone to an undercover agent on 2 occasions in November of 2015 in the Village of Arcade.  She is being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

MORGAN M. BROWN, age 22, of North Rd., Freedom, NY, was charged with Criminal sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree. BROWN allegedly sold Hydrocodone and Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine to undercover agents in the Towns of Arcade and Yorkshire back in 2015. She was arraigned in county court and was released.

Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says:  “These arrests are a continuation of “Operation Spring Sweep” and are the culmination of investigations that took several months.  The opiate problem seen nationally and across the state is in Wyoming County.  The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Task Force and all the Law Enforcement agencies in Wyoming County are committed to aggressively investigate the possession and sales of illicit drugs.  We will do our enforcement part in curtailing the use and distribution of these highly addictive drugs.  The Wyoming County Drug Task Force is an operational and investigative unit that has dedicated Deputies and Officers working together from the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, the Arcade Police Department, the Attica Police Department, the Perry Police Department, the Warsaw Police Department and the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The Wyoming County Drug Task Force maintains a Tip Line:  585-786-8965 and encourages the reporting of drug activity in OUR community.”