City police seize drugs, make arrest

Jean Snyder

The Oswego City Police seized over 700 Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Morphine pills following an undercover investigation Tuesday.

Jean Snyder, 46, of Oswego, met with an undercover officer on the east side of the city. She sold to the officer 137 Oxycodone pills and five Hydrocodone pills in exchange for $1,000, a statement said.

She then displayed and offered to sell another approximately 230 Hydrocodone pills and morphine pills for an additional $1,000.

After her arrest, there a search of Snyder’s residence at 19 Waterview Drive resulted in the seizure of 549 Hydrocodone pills, 26 Morphine pills and other prescription medications.

“I am extremely pleased with the ongoing efforts of our officers in conducting such investigations,” Oswego City Police Chief Tory DeCaire said in a release to the media.

“The street value of the Hydrocodone pills seized as a result of this investigation is estimated to be $4,0000.00, and one can only imagine whose hands they may have ended up in. As we continue the battle against illegal drugs in our city, prescritption drug cases remain one of our top priorities,” he said.

Snyder was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. All of these charges are felonies.

She was arraigned in the Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10,000 cash bail or 20,0000 bail bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 7.

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