Search in Penn Yan leads to felony drug charges for North Ave. pair

The Penn Yan Police Department arrested a 58-year-old North Avenue resident on multiple drug charges following the execution of a ‘no knock’ search warrant.

The search of her residence by Penn Yan PD was assisted by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office — and as result — seizure of drugs, cash and paraphernalia was noted.

Police say the search happened on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and resulted in cocaine and $5,000 cash being recovered.

Cynthia L. Taylor, 58, of Penn Yan was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal nuisance, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also arrested 38-year-old Roger Keech at the scene for criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

Taylor was arraigned and remanded to the jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secured bond.

Keech was being held by the Sheriff’s Office on other charges.

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