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Three Batavia men are facing felony drug charges following an impromptu raid on a Central Avenue apartment.
Police tell us a New York State parole officer made a routine home check over the weekend on 31-year-old Derrick Leach, who lives at 29 Central Ave.
The parole officer heard several voices inside the apartment and called for assistance.
Once inside, Batavia Police Detective Todd Crossett said 46-year-old Eric Williams was located and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, a felony.
Derek Leach was charged with parole violation as well as felony possession.
A third person in the house, Randy Leach, was found to have a Drug Court Heather Robinsonwarrant.
All three are now in the Genesee County jail.

A Livingston County woman has been arrested for allegedly paying her babysitter with, pot.
34-year-old Heather Robinson of Lima is charged with criminal sale and possession of marijuana. She’s accused of supplying the weed to her her 17-year-old babysitter in return for watching her two children. Robinson was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail. Deputies said she is currently on parole.

The National Transportation Safety Board spent three hours questioning the driver of a bus that crashed on Interstate 95 in the Bronx killing 15 people.  Ophadell Williams sat down with the NTSB yesterday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants investigators to figure out how Williams was able to obtain a commercial drivers license with his prior convictions and an arrest for driving with a suspended license years ago. 

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says its time for the United States to end its military involvement in Afghanistan.  The junior senator from New York announced Tuesday she's sponsoring legislation that would require the U.S. to begin redeploying its troops in Afghanistan by July 1st, saying the U.S. has spent or earmarked over 450-billion dollars to fund the war in Afghanistan over the past decade with little success.

Buffalo Sabres fans will get to pay their respects later this month to one of the greatest players the team ever saw.  A memorial service for Rick Martin will be held on March 24th at the HSBC Arena.  Martin, one member of the Sabres' famed "French Connection" line, died on Sunday from sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 59.

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# Jason Reese
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:19 AM
Seems like Gillbrand might want to run for President in 2012.

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