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Two arrested on felony drug charges in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two people on felony charges following a drug investigation led by the Narcotics Unit.

Investigators say Shannon Markel, 30, and Florencio Alicea, 34, were both charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Markel was charged with an additional count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to investigators.

The two are accused of selling Suboxone to another person in the County. At the time of Markel’s arrest – she was also found to be possessing suspected fentanyl.

Investigators say the drug sales took place in Waterloo; and while neither Markel or Alicea had a permanent address – they are said to be long-term Seneca County residents.

They were held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center pending arraignment.


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