posted on November 19, 2012 11:57
A young man once granted a second chance following his arrest in Batavia on drug charges was sentenced to state prison today.
Benjamin Santiago, 23, a native of Rochester will spend the next 2 and-a-half years in prison for drug possession and parole violation.
Santiago was originally arrested at a Batavia motel back in June of 2011.
At the time, he was one of three men arrested in possession of 74 bags or heroin and cocaine.
Shortly after his arrest, Genesee County Court agreed to allow Santiago to plead guilty to a reduced charge that would carry no jail time if he completed a substance abuse program.
Santiago never completed the program and id not appear in court when scheduled.
He was re-arrested in October for bail jumping. His sentence on the bail jumping charge will be handed down next month. It will run consecutively with the term he was given today.