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Three charged after drugs, weapons, cash seized following ten-month investigation

By WKTV News

ROME and BLOSSVALE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Three individuals have been charged and an investigation still ongoing after authorities located drugs, money, and weapons in various residences in Blossvale and Rome, following an almost year-long investigation.

A ten month investigation by the Oneida County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, the Oneida County District Attorney's Office, and the U.S Attorney's Office in Syracuse culminated in the execution of search warrants in Rome on Tuesday, and resulted in the seizure of narcotics, handguns, and currency, as well as the arrests of three individuals for crimes relating to controlled substances, illegal weapons and stolen property.

According to New York State Police, a search warrant was executed at 153 Pine Haven Circle Trailer Park in Blossvale on Tuesday, the residence of Phillip F. Williams, 47, and Britney M. Rawlings, 25.

Authorities said that at the residence, they seized roughly one ounce of cocaine and two loaded handguns, one of which was stolen.

Both Williams and Rawlings were taken into custody and transported to the State Police Barracks in Marcy for processing.

Williams was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Rawlings was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Both Rawlings and Williams were arraigned in the City of Rome Court.

State Police said a search warrant was also executed at 330 Park Drive Manor in Rome - the residence of Brandy L. Jaynes, 29. Authorities say at that location, they seized roughly one ounce of crack cocaine, one half ounce of powdered cocaine, and $2,000 in U.S. currency.

Jaynes was taken into custody and transported to the State Police Barracks in Marcy for processing. She was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and arraigned in the City of Rome Court.

Lastly, authorities say a search was conducted at Colonial II Apartments, 301 Cottage St, Apt. # 608, in Rome - the residence of Deborah J. Buttacavoli. At that residence, authorities said they seized roughly seven ounces of cocaine. Authorities said no arrests were made at that location at this time.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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