2 arrested in large cocaine seizure in Orleans County
ALBION – Two people have been arrested after cocaine with a street value of $150,000 was seized on Friday, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting today.
Police seized 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cocaine that was hidden in the engine compartment of a vehicle that was stopped on East Avenue in Albion. The arrests were made following an investigation into the sale and distribution of cocaine from Texas to Orleans County.
The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force along with the Albion Police Department, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department stopped the vehicle in Albion and detained the driver and passenger of the vehicle.
Upon further investigation by the Task Force and a K9 sniff conducted by the Albion Police, a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and subsequently executed. Police seized 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in the engine compartment of the vehicle.
The following were charged:
Daniel Guzman, 29, of 8305 Park Place Mt. Blvd., Houston, Texas. He was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, a Class A-1 felony.
Luis Alberto Sanchez-Garza, 31, from Mexico. He was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class A-1 felony.
Guzman and Sanchez-Garza were arraigned in Town of Albion Court, by Town Justice Gary Moore. They were committed to the Orleans County Jail without bail. Both are to return to Town of Albion Court on June 28 at 9 a.m.
This investigation is ongoing and further charges and arrests are pending, said Joseph Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also assisted in the investigation.