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February 5, 2014 - 8:59am

Party broken up by Local Drug Task Force on Saturday in Le Roy

posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy.

Five people are accused of gathering at a residence in Le Roy on Saturday for the purpose of unlawful conduct leading to their arrest on marijuana charges.

Members of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 9 Union St., Le Roy.

Joshua M. Bratcher, 23, of Union Street, Le Roy, is charged with criminal nuisance, 2nd, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

His apparent guests where charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. They are Samantha L. Pomeisl, 25, of Union Street, Le Roy; Jesse D. VanBuren, 22, of Alwardt Road, Wyoming; and, Alexander A. Chandler, 22, of Bacon Street, Le Roy.

Investigators said they recovered a quantity of marijuana and several smoking devices.

All five individuals were issued appearance tickets.

Assisting in the case were the District Attorney's Office, Deputy Chris Erion and canine Destro, and Le Roy PD.

CORRECTION: We left out a name: Erica C. Puleo, 25, of Union Street, Le Roy. Charged with criminal nuisance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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wow. how does a private party turn into public nuisance ?
I have always had that expectation of privacy while in my home, I guess those days are long gone in Leroy.......
Home invasion by now done with guns and badges by your local police.

" Investigators said they recovered a quantity of marijuana and several smoking devices."

What is the "quantity" and how much taxpayer money was wasted on this home invasion?

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1st Amendment = "...the right of the people peaceably to assemble...".

As I understand it gathering could mean assemble.

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I'm suspicious that "a quantity" is police blotter code for, 'we really expected these potheads to have a bigger stash, we're embarrassed by how little we got.'

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The location is known for such problems. There was a warrant, so law enforcement had a plan in the works based on factual evidence of crimes being committed. There were a couple people with notable criminal history present and most likely watched. These people are also known to have large quantities of illegal substances. Plus additional facts of the over all situation. I don't see the issue.

Good job Law Enforcement.

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Greg, it appears your "good job law enforcement" got it wrong this time.. I wonder what kind of facts they told the judge to get him to sign the warrant..
It's all good to you Greg, until the badge comes kicking your door in.

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How did they get it wrong? Please provide facts and proof of the injustice you are speaking of.

They don't need to kick it down, I'll gladly let them in. I have nothing to hide.

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Sad and embarrassing.

I'd love to read an interview from the victim of this so-called crime.

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