Drug raid in Le Roy yields five pounds of marijuana
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 16, 2009 - 8:48am
A Le Roy resident has been busted for allegedly possessing more than five pounds of marijuana.
Investigators estimate the street value of the weed at $13,000.
Sergio A. Forte, Jr., 43, of 88 Myrtle St., is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Forte was also allegedly found with a small quantity of crack cocaine and a digital scale.
Forte was jailed on $5,000 bail.
Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant on Forte's residence yesterday as part of an investigation into "the unlicensed growing and possession of marijuana" in and around the Le Roy area.
Participating in the investigation were the Le Roy Police Department, Genesee County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's office.