January 26, 2022
HORNELL, NY – From Hornell Police:
The Hornell Police Department’s ongoing investigation into the flow of narcotics into the City of Hornell led to the arrest of five people from the Rochester area yesterday. At about 3:00pm Tuesday afternoon, Hornell Police intercepted a vehicle in the Hornell Plaza and found the occupants to be in possession of a quantity of Fentanyl and Cocaine destined for distribution in the City of Hornell.
Arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class B Felony) were: Michael M. Brown age 40 of Rochester NY; Quinjavis D. Lewis age 30 of Rochester NY; Jared A. Perry age 28 of Rochester NY; Kafaya A. Sweet age 27 of Rochester NY; and Tessa A. Smith age 31 of Bloomfield NY.
Ms. Smith was also arrested on 10 counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen property in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony) for possessing credit cards reported stolen in Ontario County. Mr. Perry and Mr. Lewis were also found to be under New York State Parole supervision at the time of the arrest. The Parole Department was advised of the case and further charges are expected.
All defendants were transferred to Steuben County Jail and are awaiting arraignment.
The investigation was led by Sgt./ Inv. Tom Aini. Assisting in the investigation and arrest were Hornell Police Officers Chief T.J. Murray, Brett Flaitz, Mike Hoyt, J.R. Emo, Steve Hanrahan, Ian Hamilton, Tim Thurston, Seth Blanchard and K-9 Snitch.