Livingston County Sheriff's Office Photograph Rebecca A. Ward

GENESEO – A Geneseo woman has been arrested by the Livingston County Drug Task Force following an investigation into the sale of fentanyl in the village of Geneseo.

Rebecca A. Ward, 41, was arrested Sept. 18 by Geneseo Police on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment charging her with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both Class B felonies; fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class C felony.

The arrest and investigation alleges the sale of fentanyl and prescription pills in the Geneseo area, according to the drug task force.

Ward was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention as the offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the state Justice Reform Act. The charges did not qualify for bail to be set under the state’s bail reform laws.

Ward was later arraigned on the indictment warrant in Livingston County Court by Livingston County Judge Kevin Van Allen, who released Ward on her own recognizance in accordance with the state Justice Reform Act. Ward was provided a future court date.

The Livingston County Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the Avon, Caledonia, Geneseo, Dansville, Mount Morris and Nunda Police departments; and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.

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