Batavia woman accused of letting drug dealers operate from her home
A 34-year-old Batavia woman is being accused of letting drug dealers operate from her home at 3 Vine St.
The woman and three other people were arrested Wednesday following a raid by the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force at the residence.
The four arrests make it a total of five people accused of drug dealing at that address.
Sara H. Butler was charged with criminal nuisance, 1st, which is a class E felony in New York.
Butler and the other people taken into custody at 5:30 p.m. were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 4th, criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, and loitering.
The three others arrested were Quinton L. Spinks, 26, of Terrance Park, Rochester, Steven J. Hirsch, 23, of Raymond Avenue, Batavia, Cheetara M. O'Neal, 24, of Sawyer Street, Rochester.
On Aug. 26, 40-year-old William J. Butler was taken into custody at the same address. Butler is suspected of trafficking in crack cocaine and was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, and promoting prison contraband, 1st.
The four arrested yesterday are accused of dealing cocaine and crack cocaine. Investigators executed a search warrant on the residence and allegedly found both drugs in the house. Their combined reported street value is $2,000. Investigators also say they found more than $600 in cash.
Butler, Spinks and O'Neal were taken into custody at the residence. Hirsch was reportedly seen leaving the residence just before the raid and taken into custody on East Avenue.
Batavia police officers assisted in the raid.
All four suspects were arraigned and jailed without bail.
Photos, from top: Sara Butler, O'Neal, Hirsch, Spinks.