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      3 arrested after illegal drug operation found in Waterloo home with young children

      Three people are facing charges after investigators uncovered illegal drug activity in a Waterloo home where children were living, according to the Seneca County Sheriff??s Department.

      Sheriff??s Deputies and Waterloo Police Officers executed a search warrant at 25 North Seneca Street, where they seized large quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, suboxone and diazepam, along with drug paraphernalia, cash and a stun gun.

      Deputies say children were living in the home while the drug activity was taking place.

      Officers arrested 31-year-old Harold J. Rivera, of 25 North Seneca Street, and charged him with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Unlawfully Dealing with a child. He is being held on no bail and is due back in court on July 8.

      Also arrested was 35-year-old Jenelle A. Cook, of 25 North Seneca Street. She is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Unlawfully Dealing with a Child. Cook was arraigned and is being held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She is due back in court on July 8.

      Finally, 38-year-old Sandra L. Brignall, of the same address, is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, for possessing a quantity of diazepam. She was ticketed and released, with a future court date of August 6.

      Seneca County Child Protective Services were called to help with the children that were in the home.