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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Sat Sep 17, 2011.

GENEVA — Police seized nearly $30,000 in drugs and about $7,000 in cash Friday afternoon at a city apartment complex in what is being called a “huge” drug bust.

Akeem J. Johnson, 23, of 500 Pulteney St., Apt. 29, Geneva, and Rudy A. Brumfield, 25, of 2660 Chili Ave., Rochester, were arrested in the raid. As of midday Saturday, police were still looking for a third man wanted in connection with the bust, Wayne Oliver Jr., 27, also of 500 Pulteney St., Apt. 29, Geneva.

The Geneva Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit, the Ontario County Emergency Response Team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration executed the raid about 1 p.m. Friday.

“Once again, interagency cooperation has proven to be effective in taking off a high-level drug dealer in Geneva,” Geneva Police Chief Jeffrey Trickler said.

Geneva PD Lt. Eric Heieck said the raid followed a “very short” investigation. Johnson, Brumfield and Oliver allegedly sold cocaine and marijuana in the city of Geneva and from Apt. 29 at Geneva Garden Apartments.

Johnson and Brumfield were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a high-level felony. Heieck said Friday he was confident Oliver would be caught and charged with the same crime.

Other charges are pending, most likely criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Heieck said police set up a perimeter around the apartment and took Johnson and Brumfield into custody quickly. Oliver, in the area at the time, fled on foot.

About $25,000 worth of marijuana, more than $4,000 of powdered cocaine and about $7,000 in U.S. currency were seized, as was a loaded handgun.

“This was a huge haul, especially on the marijuana side,” noted Heieck, adding that a number of blunts — a cigar that is hollowed out and filled with marijuana — also were found. “A lot of drugs were packaged and ready for sale.”

Heieck called Brumfield a “middle- to upper-level dealer” who has a prior conviction for criminal sale of a controlled substance. Although he has a Rochester address, police said he has connections to Geneva.

“It looks like he moved back to Geneva and commenced selling dope here,” Heieck said.

Police said additional arrests are expected.

Johnson and Brumfield were arraigned in city court Friday afternoon. Johnson was sent to Ontario County Jail on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond. Brumfeld was sent to county jail on $75,000 bail or $150,000 bond.

They are scheduled to reappear in city court Monday morning.

People who suspect drug activity in the city are encouraged to call the Geneva Drug Tip Hotline at 781-0096 or e-mail genevadrugtips@gmail.com with specific information. All information will be kept confidential.

“The city of Geneva Police Department remains committed to the safety and well being of its citizens,” Trickler concluded.

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