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Deputies discover stolen gun, heroin, $10,000 during traffic stop

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 10, 2019

TOWN OF CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Pennsylvania man and woman face multiple charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies discovered narcotics, a stolen gun and $10,000 in their vehicle.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says deputies performed a traffic stop early Saturday morning on Route 430 in the Town of Chautauqua.

When deputies approached the vehicle the subjects, 42-year-old Jerry. J. Roneker, Jr. and 26-year-old Lyndsey A. Sventek both of Corry, PA, were attempting to conceal narcotics in plain view.

According to the sheriff's office further investigation revealed Sventek had a warrant from Crawford County, PA and Roneker Jr. was in possession of a loaded handgun which was stolen.

Deputies also discovered over two ounces of methamphetamine, a large quantity of MDMA and Xanax pills, heroin, scales, packaging materials and over $10,000.

Roneker faces multiple charges which include felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony criminal possession of a weapon and felony criminal possession of stolen property.

Sventek faces felony criminal possession of a controlled substance charges along with criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Both were held at the Chautauqua County Jail without bail, the sheriff's office says the investigation is continuing and further charges are expected.