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July 13, 2017 - 12:57pm

Three people nabbed for alleged drug sales by task force

posted by Billie Owens in crime, news, batavia, notify.
Jacklyn Ganzhorn
Johnnie Watson

Edward White

Three people have been arrested, all on Class B felony charges, following an investigation by the GC Local Drug Enforcement Task Force in the City of Batavia.

Jacklyn M. Ganzhorn, 30, of South Lyon Street, Batavia, is charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree -- heroin/fentanyl; and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (same drug).

Ganzhorn was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Batavia Police while they were investigating an unrelated matter.

She was jailed on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Uniformed officers of the Batavia Police Department assisted Task Force members with the investigation.

Johnnie M. Watson, 34, of West Main Street, Batavia, is charged with three counts criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree -- "crack" cocaine; and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (same drug).

Watson was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies.

Watson is currently on parole.

He was jailed on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Uniformed officers of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office assisted Task Force members with the investigation.

Edward J. "Jordan" White, 21, of Michigan Street, Lockport, is charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree -- "crack" cocaine; and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (same drug).

White was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies.

White, who is also currently on parole, was jailed on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. 

Uniformed officers of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office assisted Task Force members with the investigation. The Task Force is comprised officers from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Batavia Police NET officers, and the Le Roy Village Police Department.

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Barry, you must be proud!

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Im sure that NO ONE called these people to buy drugs, they were only peddling the drugs to children on a playground right?
Is it so impossible that they could have been selling drugs because there is a demand for drugs?
The "war on drugs" is lost. Stop wasting our money arresting and incarcerating people that are providing a supply for the demand, and start focusing on reducing the demand with education and prevention. Thus you address the root of the problem not the leaves.
Or you can just keep wasting out money grinding along and getting ZERO results. Yep zero! Go check the stats since the war on drugs started...MORE people are using them now, not less. Law enforcement is Sisyphus and the rock is drugs, keep on pushing guys!! LOL

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Christopher, I can agree with you. the only reason there are drug dealers is because of drug users. somewhere in time people got relieved of their responsibility for their actions. now when someone od's it is someone elses fault, not the user, but the dealer..... same idea with dwi and crashes, it's the bartenders fault..... so folks go out there and be reckless, raise hell and if somebody gets hurt, blame someone else... there are a lot of good excuses ... lol I really liked the affluenza one... abusive childhood.... because I love you..... you get the idea.

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Thomas... who are you referencing here? I don't see a Barry in the story - and I am not familiar with the authorities in the Batavia area.

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Tim, Barry knows who he is.

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Tim. If I had to guess, I'd say Barry was the American true-to-life twist on Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes".

Like in Andersen's version, Barry believed he was better than the populace beneath him. And, somehow, Barry miraculously talked the majority of people to believe it, too.

As Wikipedia explains it, under the heading "Use as an idiom", it says: "As an idiom, use of the story's title refers to something widely accepted as true or professed as being praiseworthy, due to an unwillingness of the general population to criticize it or be seen as going against popular opinion."

As to how it relates to the post here, I think it was a jab on the ineffectiveness of Barry's (and, others') policies to "cure America's ills".

That'd be my uneducated guess, anyhow (as to who Barry is).

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Ed, not even close. Dave very well put. Drive careful, be safe.

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Which is why I added the "uneducated guess" remark, Thomas.

I figured that, since you weren't forthcoming with the identity of "Barry", one of two things was occurring:

1) You picked a name "out of the blue", to see what commentary it might elicit, or,

2) Barry is a friend of yours, who you didn't want to embarrass

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Ed, go back to sleep. Who cares what you figure? Is your name Barry?? Then its NOYB!

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