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Written by on September 18, 2019

Batavia’s Emergency Response Team has taken two Batavia residents and a Rochester man into custody after executing a search warrant on a West Main Street Road address.
55 year old Scott Hodgins and 25 year old Kara Sass both of West Main Street Road Batavia along with 23 year old Heywood Wellington of Rochester were all arrested yesterday following a joint narcotic investigation by the Genesee County Local Drug Task force and the NY State police.
All three were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana while Hodgins was additionally charged with a count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
He is being held without bail, Sass was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail and Wellington was released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.

A Rochester resident busted for dealing drugs in Batavia by the Genesee County Local Drug Task force.
Monroe County Probation took 29 year old David McClary of Mt hope Ave in Rochester into custody on an active arrest warrant Monday afternoon then turned him over to Genesee County Deputies.
McClary was charged with two counts each of Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance after he allegedly sold a quantity of crack cocaine to a task force agent on two separate occasions.
He and was remanded in lieu of $10,000 bail to the Genesee County Jail.

Assault of a senior citizen and endangerment lands a Wallace Street man in lock-up.
47 year old Eric Olverd was apprehended by City Police after investigation into a domestic incident that occurred at a Wallace Street address on Sunday.
Olverd was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, Assault for injuring someone over 65 years old, Criminal Mischief, Harassment and Endangering the Welfare of A Child.
He was committed in lieu of $5,000 bail to the County clink.

New York has officially become the first state in the country to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
The state’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved the regulations yesterday.
Opponents say the decision could force vape shops to close and push people back towards using traditional cigarettes.
The health department says retailers will have until early October to get rid of their products before officials start visiting shops to make sure they’re following the ban.
Anyone caught breaking the rules faces a fine of up to $2,000 per violation.

After weeks of controversy, a plan that would’ve required New Yorkers to replace their license plates has been dropped.
The governor wanted drivers to hand over 25 bucks to get rid of license plates that are at least 10-years old and replace them with newly designed ones.
People also would’ve had to pay an additional 20 bucks to keep their current plate number.
Opponents called the idea a cash-grab, and a new Siena Research Institute poll showed the proposal wasn’t popular.


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