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Major drug bust in Waterloo nets three arrests

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Several individuals were arrested on drug and weapon charges in the Village of Waterloo on March 22, 2023. According to a press release from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 66 Stark Street in the village, leading to the arrests of three individuals: Brian E. MacGill, Kristie L. Pontius, and Mark P. Pontius.


MacGill, 49, was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. The press release alleges that MacGill possessed cocaine with the intent to sell it, as well as an illegal knife.

Kristie L. Pontius, 46, was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree. It is alleged that Pontius possessed crack cocaine with the intent to sell it, as well as digital scales and packaging material.


Mark P. Pontius, 59, was also charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree. It is alleged that Pontius possessed crack cocaine with the intent to sell it, as well as digital scales and packaging material.

During the search, investigators seized United States currency and an illegally possessed rhinoceros horn. The Sheriff’s Office is reportedly working closely with members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the possession of the horn.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office in the arrests were the Waterloo Village Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Geneva Police Department, Canandaigua Police Department, and New York State Police.

All suspects were arraigned and are scheduled to appear back in court at a later date.