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Genesee County's Local Drug Enforcement Task Force has cuffed two more suspected drug dealers in Batavia. 20-year-old Marissa Royce and 28-year-old Marcos Torres, both of Jackson Street, were arrested following a traffic stop Tuesday on Federal Drive. The pair were allegedly found with quantities of cocaine and marijuana, and a 9mm rifle in their car.

Officers say they've been watching Royse and Torres for about a month now, and reportedly observed them selling cocaine and marijuana in the City of Batavia throughout the course of June. They also allegedly dealt a sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun.

Both Royse and Torres were charged with one count each of Criminal Sale of a Firearm, and Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, all felony charges. They are additionally charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and violation Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

Torres was also recently arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

Royse and Torres were jailed without bail for their city crimes. The town charges were additionally met with incarceration on $5,000 bail.

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# rebecca swine
Friday, July 01, 2011 12:14 PM
unfortunately the youth of batavia, and surrounding areas, have been overly exposed to dealing and doing drugs lately. marissa of batavia was bound to have this happen with the poor lifestyle she she was brought up in. i knew marissa when she was younger and felt sorry for her from the beginning. her brother thank god got blessed with a second chance and took it when he was younger. the youth of batavia is in danger of becoming lifers of drugs and rehab if we dont step up and help take out the dealers influencing our children.

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