posted on April 02, 2014 07:19
16 people have been arrested on drug charges in a one day round-up in Orleans County.
The arrests yesterday capped a six month long investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine, heroin, pot and prescription narcotics in Albion and the Town of Carlton.
All 16 were sent to jail.
Suspects ranged in age from 22 to 59, six were women and all listed addresses in Albion, Carlton or Rochester.
The arrests were carried out by the Orleans County Major Crime Task Force.
The convicted sex offender wanted by Batavia Police for failing to file a change of address is behind bars.
30-year-olld Wayne Potter was arrested late yesterday at police headquarters after he came in to change his address.
Police say Potter is facing additional charges.
Meanwhile, he’s in the Genesee County Jail, without bail.
Stephen Lewis of Highland Park, Batavia, is behind bars charged with Criminal Mischief. BPD says Lewis grabbed a metal yard shovel and proceeded to smash the door of a neighbor at 14 Highland Park.
A special meeting of the Genesee County Legislature has been called for later this afternoon.
County lawmakers are meeting to weigh options concerning the Genesee County Nursing Home.
Lawmakers learned this week, the county owned nursing home is operating nearly $5-million in the red.
This afternoon’s meeting is expected to be closed to the public.
The Genesee County Economic development Center has a new chairman of the Board.
He is Wally Hinchey, president of P.W. Minor & Son, Inc.
Former chair Charlie Cook stepped down in February citing a conflict of interest as his company, Liberty Pumps, was working on an expansion with the GCEDC.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump says he’s been approached about buying the Buffalo Bills.
By whom, he didn’t say.
Trump did tell interviewers he would look into investing in the team.
He owned the New jersey General’s of the defunct USFL back in the 80’s.