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Seneca Falls business owner faces serious charges for ‘openly selling cocaine’ through storefront, SFPD says

Police in Seneca Falls announced the arrest of a 44-year-old on serious felony drug charges after an investigation involving the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.

The Seneca Falls Police Department, leading the investigation, conducted a search warrant at 27 State Street, commonly known as Seneca Smoke and Convenience, after a months-long investigation into the sale of illegal drugs – including cocaine.


Abed Ayesh, 44, of Seneca Falls is accused of renting the space and openly selling cocaine to customers directly through the storefront.

He was charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class A-II felony, as well as third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony.

As a result of the search police seized U.S. currency, cocaine prepared for sale, drug related paraphernalia, and a large amount of unregulated cannabis products.

Police said Ayesh was transported to the Seneca County Jail to await arraignment.