TOWN OF BROWNVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - An investigation that had been underway for several months has ended with an arrest and the seizure of hundreds of pounds of marijuana and more than $1 million in cash.
Members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force raided a home at 25871 County Route 59 in the town of Brownville on Wednesday.
Officials arrested 46 year old Jerry Segouin, who lives at that address.
During the search of Segouin’s home as well as a nearby property belonging to a relative, officials seized approximately 288 pounds of marijuana, a 12 gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and approximately $1.35 million in cash (see photos below). According to officials, $700,00 of that cash was being stored in a beverage cooler.
Segouin was charged with a felony count of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
He was arraigned in Jefferson County Court Thursday and was sent to the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The drug task force and the Department of Homeland Security were assisted in the investigation by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Watertown Police Department, and the New York State Police.
The investigation is ongoing and officials said additional charges and arrests are pending.
According to state prison records, Segouin served a little over two years at Gouverneur Correctional facility, between August 2000 and Octoberm2002, when he was paroled.
He went to prison as the result of three attempted burglary and a possession of stolen property charge.
Jefferson County property records show Segouin bought the land on County Route 59 for just under $20,000 in 2013, and put a double-wide manufactured home on it a couple years later, along with a porch, a barn and a machine shed.