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 During the stop, deputies found Kelley didn’t have a license and his right to drive had been revoked.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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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