4 arrested in Mt. Morris after cocaine trafficking investigation

February 21, 2019 05:13 PM

MT. MORRIS (WHEC) -- Four people have been arrested following an 18-month investigation into cocaine trafficking in Livingston County. 

Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the four Mt. Morris residents were arrested Wednesday after deputies, police, and members of the FBI executed multiple search warrants.

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"Simultaneous warrant executions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Livingston County Sheriff's SWAT team occurred on Main Street and Chapel Street in the Village of Mount Morris Wednesday evening," explained Sheriff Dougherty.

Two of the suspects, a brother and a sister, will be prosecuted locally.

Yeleskey Soler-Vazquez, 18, and Edwin Soler-Vazquez, 21, are charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. Both are being held in the Livingston County Jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. 

Two other people are facing federal charges. Investigators have not released the names of these individuals due to their arraignment status.

Those two are being held by the FBI.

News10NBC reached out to the U.S. Attorney's Office for information, but a spokesperson can only say they were a part of the investigation, which is ongoing.

"Please understand I want to be as transparent as possible, but I also want this investigation to go further, and today it is not ending," expressed Sheriff Dougherty.

He is also unable to release what evidence was collected, saying only that it was a cocaine trafficking investigation.

Dougherty says more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.


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