Wyoming County Drug Task Force arrest seven in “Operation Frosty”

Written by on December 22, 2017

Press Release:

Members of the Wyoming County Drug Task announce the arrests of six individuals for allegedly selling narcotics in Wyoming County and another for perjury. Over the past four weeks officers arrested the following individuals as part of “OPERATION FROSTY”.

On 12/13/17, Richard BARBER, age 47, of Garfield Avenue, Batavia, NY, was arrested and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. BARBER is accused of selling Methamphetamine (Meth) in August of 2017 while in the Town of Warsaw. BARBER is currently being held in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

On 12/06/17, Raven HOUSTON, age 24, of Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY, was charged with 11 counts of Perjury in the 1st Degree. HOUSTON is accused of lying to a Wyoming County Grand Jury on a drug related investigation in the Town of Warsaw. She was released on her own recognizance.

 

12/05/17, Carlos TORRES, age 42, of Maria Street, Rochester, NY, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. TORRES is accused of selling Cocaine on 2 occasions while in the Town of Middlebury. Bail was set at $50,000 cash and he was returned to the Monroe County Jail where he is being held on other drug related charges.

12/01/17, Derrick WASHINGTON, age 45, of State Street, Batavia, NY, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell. WASHIMGTON is accused of selling Crack Cocaine on 2 occasions while in the Village of Attica. Subject is currently in the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

 

11/30/17, Korin LEONARD, age 21, of Freedom Road, Freedom, NY, was arrested and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 5th Degrees and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 5th Degrees. LEONARD is accused of selling Methamphetamine (Meth) and Cocaine on 2 occasions in the Village of Arcade. Subject was released after posting $5,000 bail.

11/30/17, Louis MERCADO, age 29, of Dillenger Street, Batavia, NY, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. MERCADO is accused of selling “Crack Cocaine” on 2 occasions while in the Village of Attica. Subject is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

 

11/30/17, Javier ALVAREZ, age 38, of Hopkins Street, Mount Morris, NY, was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. Subject is accused of selling Heroin and a Heroin/Fentanyl mix in the Village of Perry. Subject is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

Sheriff Greg Rudolph says,

“These arrests were pursuant Wyoming County Court Arrest Warrants following Indictments and the involvement of District Attorney, Donald O’Geen’s, Office. The Wyoming County Drug Task Force is committed to doing our part in the midst of this drug epidemic, which includes a strong stance on enforcement and honing our investigations on the dealers who gain off of other’s addictions. The various locations of these crimes are indicative of the scope of the problem here in Wyoming County. The Wyoming County Drug Task Force is additionally wrapping up investigations on several other drug dealers and more arrests are expected in January. We continue to seek help from the public in identifying drug activity, which can be reported to our Confidential Tip Line at: 585-786-8965.”


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