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Major drug bust in Waterloo: Weapons, cash, and substances seized

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is providing new details on the search warrant that was executed at a residence in the town of Waterloo leading to the arrest of two people and the confiscation of a loaded handgun, thousands of dollars in cash, and an unknown substance.


The raid took place on April 11 on Wagner Street where members of the Narcotics Unit uncovered a loaded 9mm HighPoint handgun, around $6,000 in US currency, digital scales, lab manufacturing equipment, and approximately 100 grams of an undetermined white powdery substance.

As a result of the operation, Jonathon Clausell-Herrera, 38, was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree. JayMarie Vazquez-Torres, 42, was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree. Neither of the suspects held a valid New York State Pistol Permit.


Notably, Clausell-Herrera is a convicted felon and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Both individuals were arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Part and subsequently released upon their own recognizance.

Authorities have sent the unidentified white powdery substance to a lab for further analysis. Additional charges may be filed depending on the results.

The successful operation was a collaborative effort between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Geneva Police Department, and Town of Seneca Falls Police Department.