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Phelps woman busted for trafficking heroin, fentanyl in Seneca, Ontario counties

A 29-year-old Phelps woman has been arrested after a heroin and fentanyl trafficking investigation spanned three agencies.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, working conjunction with the Geneva Police Department and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amanda A. Smith, of Phelps — charging her with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Smith is accused of selling multiple baggies of fentanyl disguised as heroin in Seneca County.



She was arraigned in Romulus Town Court and released back to the Ontario County Sheriff’s custody — where Smith is being held on similar charges.

Sheriff Luce said, “Heroin dealers are a high-priority for the Narcotics Unit with a focus on dealers adding or substituting fentanyl.”

He noted that fentanyl dramatically increases the already formidable chances of overdose.

Last week, Seneca County Director of Community Services Margaret Morse told the Board of Supervisors in an update that there had been two fatal overdoses in the 10-days leading up to the report.

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