Syracuse Woman Facing Felony Drug Charges In Fulton


OSWEGO, NY – On Friday (September 30), at approximately 4:02 p.m., investigators with the Oswego County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Fulton City Police Department, executed a narcotics related search warrant on a 2004 Dodge Caravan and its sole occupant and driver, Lavenia M. Gary-Vann, as she operated it on South Fourth Street near County Route 57 in the city of Fulton.

Lavenia M. Gary-Vann
Lavenia M. Gary-Vann

As a result of the search warrant execution, a total of 19 individual bags of cocaine and crack cocaine were seized from Gary-Vann’s person, police said today (Oct. 7).

The total weight of the seized narcotics was approximately 20 grams.

The illegal narcotics have an estimated street value of $2,000.

Gary-Vann, 33, of 113 Griffiths St. Apt #2 Syracuse, was arrested and charged with:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, intent to sell – Class B Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, more than a ½ ounce – Class B Felony
Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree – Class A Misdemeanor

Gary-Vann was arraigned in Fulton City Court and released on her own recognizance.

The Oswego County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, NYS University Police at Oswego, U.S. Border Patrol, Fulton City Police Department and Oswego City Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other illegal drug activity is urged to contact investigators at 315-349-8222 or email [email protected]

All information will remain anonymous.