Narcotics Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 24th, 2022, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Edward Lee Cottman, age 48, and Ronald R. Hawker, age 68, both of Waterloo, NY. Cottman was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree. Hawker was charged with Conspiracy in the fourth degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. It is alleged that Cottman sold crack cocaine to Hawker while in the Town of Waterloo. In furtherance of the investigation, Cottman was found to be in possession of 30 grams of cocaine and approximately $11,000 in U.S. Currency. Cottman was arraigned at CAP and Hawker was released on appearance tickets. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the investigation is still active and further arrests are forthcoming. Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted by the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Geneva Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Canandaigua Police Department, and New York State Police.