Livingston Sheriff: 800 bags of heroin off streets

GENESEO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says there have been four recent felony drug arrests, resulting in about $10,000 worth of heroin now off the streets.

The first two arrests happened after a traffic stop. The sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Jacob J. Karl-Lebrenz and 52-year-old Michael P. Kelley, both from Olean, were in a vehicle that was stopped on I-390 in the Town of Avon. During the stop, deputies found Kelley didn’t have a license and his right to drive had been revoked.

Kelley was taken into custody. Deputies say they searched his vehicle and found 14 bundles, or 140 bags, of heroin. Karl-Lebrenz allegedly admitted to knowing about the heroin, specifically that it was purchased in Rochester.

Both men were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Karl-Lebrenz was also charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

In separate incidents, the sheriff’s office says they made two other arrests stemming from heroin. On Monday, the sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Joseph Anderson, of Olean, was arrested for having 290 bags of heroin.

Friday morning, the sheriff’s office says they apprehended Jose Bell for absconding a parole warrant. Officials say 350 bags of heroin were seized from his home.

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