OPD Announces Prescription Drug Arrest

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti-Crime Team recently conducted an investigation into the sale of illegal prescription medications.

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Jean D. Snyder

On Tuesday, at approximately 8:25 p.m., the suspect, 46-year-old Jean D. Snyder of 19 Waterview Drive, Lot 19, Oswego, arranged to meet with an undercover police officer at an eastside location in the city of Oswego.

Snyder allegedly intended to sell the undercover officer 137 Oxycodone pills in exchange for $1,000 cash.

Snyder met with the undercover officer and sold the Oxycodone pills as agreed, in addition to 5 Hydrocodone pills.

During the illegal sale, Snyder further offered to sell the undercover officer approximately 230 additional Hydrocodone pills, in exchange for an additional $1,000 cash and a quantity of Morphine pills.

Snyder also displayed the additional Hydrocodone pills to the undercover officer.

Snyder was arrested an transported to the Oswego City Police Department, where she was discovered to be in possession of $1,516 in cash and 232 Hydrocodone pills, which were seized by police.

Also as a result of the investigation and arrest, a search of Snyder’s residence resulted in the discovery and seizure of an additional $1,000 in cash, 549 Hydrocodone pills, 26 Morphine pills and several other controlled substances in the form of prescription medications.

Snyder was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (B Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (B Felony), Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree (C Felony), and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree (C Felony).

She was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond, with a scheduled return date of Dec. 7.

Police Chief Tory DeCaire stated, “I am extremely pleased with the ongoing efforts of our officers in conducting such investigations. The street value of the Hydrocodone pills seized as a result of this investigation is estimated to be $4,000 and one can only imagine whose hands they may have ended up in. As we continue the battle against illegal drugs in our city, prescription drug cases remain one of our top priorities.”

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email  [email protected]