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May 29, 2013 - 9:30am

Report of suspicious vehicle on State Street Road leads to arrest of alleged drug dealer

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime.
Omar Negron-Mejias Nicolas Roman

Updated with a little more info, 10:03 a.m.

Drugs and a gun were allegedly found in a Nissan Altima located on State Street Road, Batavia, on Tuesday evening following a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

Three men from Rochester were with the vehicle and all three were arrested following a search of the Altima.

One man was allegedly found with a loaded handgun and investigators also allegedly found cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Arrested and held on $25,000 bail after being arraigned in Town of Batavia Court on charges of criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana was 23-year-old Omar Francisco Negron-Mejias of Herald Street, Rochester.

Nicolas Luis Roman, 22, of Ketchum Street, Rochester, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Neal John Schifano, 36, of Willington Avenue, Rochester, was charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument.

The vehicle drew attention because one of the subjects was out of the vehicle walking around it, said Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster. When Deputy Joseph Graff arrived the man got back in the vehicle and proceeded to a nearby driveway and Graff approached it a second time.

Brewster said contraband was observed in the vehicle and the investigation proceeded from there.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the men were in Batavia.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending.

The Sheriff's Office received the report of a suspicious vehicle at 6 p.m. and Deputy Graff responded. He was later assisted at the scene by were members of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force and Batavia PD.

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I hope the police find out who their landlord is

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LOL @ Matt

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These young entrepreneurs are about to find out that when they crossed the county line they raised the cost of doing business. A lot. Where they might get a nice easy plea bargain with some jail time in Monroe County, out here they are likely to get actual prison time...

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You're absolutely right, Kyle ... if convicted.

A detective told me once, one reason we don't see more drug dealers from Monroe County in these parts is the likelihood of getting caught is greater and the punishment harsher.

If you see something, say something.

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