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Written by on April 10, 2019

Orleans County Task Force takes down a THC oil dealer in Medina.
Members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force arrested 31 year old Tyrell Lynch of Niagara Falls following investigation into the sale and distribution of THC oil in Medina
Lynch was stopped by Medina Police at the corner of South Main and North Ave in the Village where officers seized 32 ounces of the THC oil, over $500 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.
The reported street value of the drug, which is a highly potent pot concentrate used to make marijuana edibles, was over five grand.
Lynch was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, which are all class D felonies and was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of one-thousand dollars bail.
Officers say more arrests and charges are pending in the matter.

Deputies bust a North Tonawanda woman for shoplifting and child endangerment.
47 year old Leanne Tucker of Shawnee Road North Tonawanda was taken into custody on counts of Petit Larceny and Endangering the Welfare of a Child following an incident at a department store on Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia last night.
Tucker was accused of stealing merchandise from the store while in the presence of a child.
She was issued an appearance ticket for May 6th in Batavia Town Court.

Hawley calls attention to majority vote blocking college assistance for veterans’ families.
New York City politicians on the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee have voted to block legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia, offering discounted college tuition, room and board for the dependents of New York military service-members who have died in the line of duty.
Hawley said in a statement “Downstate politicians have no shame in throwing tax dollars at illegal aliens for their college expenses, but when it comes to family members of our nation’s heroes they turn their backs and vote no”.
The bi-partisan measure would apply to students attending SUNY or CUNY institutions.

Chief Deputy Jerry Brewster is retiring this Friday after a 44 year career with Genesee County Sheriff’s office.
Brewster said getting confessions is one of the most satisfying parts of being a criminal investigator, a job he’s held since 1988 in his career spanning over four decades with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office that ends this week.
Joseph Graff will be succeeding Brewster in the position of Chief Deputy.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

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