posted on March 03, 2011 08:29
Three Batavia residents have been busted on drug charges.
Lawmen searched the Pratt Road home of 51-year-old Suzan Fincher and 24-year-old Nicolas Pleace and recovered 19 suspected pot plants along with a quantity of suspected cocaine and Oxycodone.
Both Fincher and Pleace are facing felony counts.
33-year-old Juan Roman of Walnut Street, Batavia, has been charged with a pair of felony counts for allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover agent.
All three arrests carried ot by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Local sports writer Brian Hillabush has died.
He was found dead in his Batavia home late Wednesday night.
The cause of death was not apparent, but Batavia police said they do not suspect foul play.
The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office in investigating.
Hillabush worked for a short time at WBTA Radio, The Daily News for almost 10 years and The Batavian.
He was attending GCC. Brian Hillabush was 33.
The largest heroin ring bust in Buffalo history was announced yesterday by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Fifteen people have been arrested for taking part in a drug trafficking network where the heroin distribution began in the Bronx and was "funneled" to Buffalo. Schneiderman says both state and local law enforcement agencies worked on the takedown, dubbed "Operation Horse Trail." The eleven-month long operation included undercover work and wiretaps. The investigation led to the seizure of seven kilos of heroin with a street value of more than three-million dollars.
Dozens of people protesting Governor Cuomo's proposed budget cuts managed to shut down an entrance to the state Capitol yesterday before police broke up the rally. The hour-long demonstration featured about 150 people who blocked a staircase and four sets of doors heading into the main lobby of the Capitol before State Police arrived on the scene. Fifteen people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges. Protestors want Cuomo to change his mind about budget cuts to a variety of social services, and say the governor needs to go after the rich when discussing tax increases.