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August 17, 2015 - 2:25pm

Man selling crack cocaine at Kibbe Park given prison term

posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, batavia, Kibbe Park.

A 23-year-old Batavia resident will spend three-and-a-half years in prison as the result of his guilty plea last month to one count of criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell.

Dillion M. Brito, with an address on Highland Park at the time of his arrest in June, was sentenced in Genesee County Court today by Judge Robert C. Noonan.

Brito was arrested in the parking lot of Kibbe Park after being found with a quantity of crack cocaine.

Upon his release from state prison, Brito will be on two years post-release supervision.

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Yet another drug addict, who didnt push his drugs onto anyone, will be supported in prison by your tax money at a cost of ~30,000 per year. I assure you, the people that he was selling drugs to, called him. The people that he sold drugs to are now calling someone else. Another perfect example of how doing the same actions over and over and expecting different results is insane. Arresting people, and placing them into incarceration is not solving our drug problems!! The "war on drugs" is a failure, the only thing it succeeded in doing is costing us large amounts of money.
http://www.drugsense.org/cms/wodclock

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Ok Chris so we should just let it slide and let people break the laws that they think are harmless. Sorry but I firmly believe in suffering the consequences of your actions. Unlike people like yourself that believe enabling is the answer.

Sorry but while he's in jail his residence is lost, his buyers may have to move elsewhere to find a source and he wont be able to hook anymore users. Seems like a win to me. Prison really isn't all that easy, also the money spent on his incarceration would probably have been spent anyway on his customers treatment plans, or emergency services.

Either way your basically saying just leave them alone and it'll sort itself out? Yeah right cause that way ALWAYS works doesn't it?

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kyle wake up. the drugs are out there and the people who use are too. there is no law that will stop it. taking away someone's freedom will not stop it. chris is right when he says all this "war on drugs" does is cost the taxpayer. your government will NEVER win this war buddy. ..... lmao

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I am awake, while it may be an unwinnable war David. I hear no solutions from the people who express your view of the situation. They are at least doing something, and have some income from the dealer assets that are confiscated...

You should wake up though because if you think the tax money that is spent on enforcement and emprisonment is gonna be "magically" returned to the taxpayers and not just shuffled to some other worthless expenditure the you are the one living in a dream.

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there is no solution that I am aware of... people have been finding ways to alter their minds since the beginning of mankind. If you think arresting and locking people up is the answer then I believe you're wrong. It's sad but there are people who make a lot of money when someone gets arrested and it's sad when someone's life is ruined because they had some powder or some joints in their pocket. Like the guy we are talking about, 23 years old, he'll never be able to get any kind of security clearance, probably never be able to own a firearm, may lose his right to vote and have a difficult time finding real employment. All that because he got caught fooling around with some rocks.
I realize there are plenty of saints out there that have never dabbled with what the law calls an illegal substance, never drank too much alcohol, never smoked a joint, these are the people we need to be praying for the less fortunate law breakers.

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Blah blah blah David thats just the same old rhetoric, Poor dealer has his life ruined because of drug charges..... So what his choice if you have a problem doing the time then don do the damn crime.

How many kids and young adults have stolen in their lives or committed acts of vandalism or even beat up others.... These are all crimes that these what you call "Saints" have sometimes dabbled in back in the day. But we are talking about now I dont see these people doing the same, because they grew up.

He wasn't caught fooling around with rock he was caught dealing them to others for his own profit, something he admitted guilt to. Too bad for him but he gets to face the consequences.

You, me and all these other people who dabbled, or drink and drive without getting caught know the risks we are taking and the what could happen. So if we still do it it means we are willing to take the risk and pay the piper if we happen to get caught.

Cry about it all you want it's still fair and equitable regardless of your feelings to the contrary.

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Well, you have my vote David. NOT!

If you think for one minute, I want some drug dealer sitting in the park waiting on my kid or selling to another adult, and it's okay? You have got to be out of your mind! No drug dealer belongs on the street, park or anywhere selling drugs, carrying drugs or doing drugs.

This guy deserved what he got. No, I retract that. He should have gotten more. Being in any park, should have gotten 5-10 years. It's just like that other guy where on Facebook some woman "claims" the poor guy had to "cop a plea" to get a lighter sentence.

I agree with Kyle on this... You do the crime- You do the time!

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no crying here kyle ..... just my point of view, you don't like it ? too bad

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lisa , all I heard from you is if your kids are doing drugs it's because of some dealer in a park.
really?

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Nice twisting of words David. a dealer is a merchant. A merchant makes money by convincing people to buy his product. The park is a place for children and adults to relax or to participate in recreational activities. The dealer has no place doing business in the park.

As for crying it all your post was about, crying how useless the law is crying how much of a waste of taxpayer money is. Yep it's your point of view and you have every right to air it in public. Just as people like Lisa and I have every right to comment on it and how unrealistic it is. You don't like our criticism, too bad for you as well....

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If your kids are doing drugs, its YOUR fault for poorly supervising them. As their parent YOU are responsible for supervising them and instilling in them the values needed to live a good and moral life. "He hooked my kid on drugs!" Well how did he do that? Didnt you tell your children not to talk to strangers? When you saw them talking to the weird looking guy in the park, why didnt you intervene?
As to the person that said they hear alot of talk and no no alternatives are offered. I offer you an alternative, treatment and decriminalization. As evidence for this SOLUTION i point you to this article on Portugal, http://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-al...
Overall drug use has declined, HIV transmission has declined, Drug related deaths have declined, and MOST importantly drug use among the age group 14-24 Has almost HALVED.
What your not understanding is very simple, the system we have in place now is CLEARLY not working, as drug use is on the rise in america, and has been for years, despite the best efforts of law enforcement and TRILLIONS of taxpayer dollars spent. More people use and abuse drugs now than ever before.
If you are so stuck in your white knight ways, that you cannot realize that our current system and solution to the drug crisis is not working, then i purport that you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
The war on drugs has been raging for 30 YEARS. It has failed. More people use drugs now than ever before. Yet, YOU insist that we just keep on trucking away with a solution that is clearly, and empirically NOT solving the problem.
Everyone that chooses to use drugs, CHOOSES! No one forced them to buy the drugs, no one forced them to inject themselves, making it illegal to do what humans have been doing for hundreds of years only accomplishes one thing, to place a heavy burden of tax on the taxpayers. A heavy burden on law enforcement to enforce the laws placing them in more danger in an already dangerous profession. Overcrowding our prison system with non-violent offenders. Non-violent offenders who were only abusing their own bodies.
Now let me ask you this question. Pretend for a moment that we legalize all drugs and regulate them like alcohol. Now do you have any doubts about the scruples of the drug dealer in the park ? He doesnt care who he sells to, he will sell drugs to anyone that asks him, he doesnt require id. He may rob you, or commit violence upon you for your money. Now what if they sold the same drugs at CVS, where they would ID you to make sure your legal age, and then sell you drugs you know were pure, in a safe environment, without chance of robbery or violence. What happens then? Well the guy in the park is out of business, no one is going to face the violence and un-surety of buying from him when they can goto CVS and get the same thing, cheaper, and safer. So now the park is safe for your kids!
The bottom line here is this. What we are doing now is NOT working. Its time to stop throwing money at the problem and try SOMETHING else.

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sorry kyle, no crying here..... what criticism are you talking about? slow down and try saying it again....... I can respect your opinion and lisa's too and I do. you think all drug users and drug dealers should be locked up. what you say we start at the top and lock up the leader of the free world as he has admitted to smoking joints in college.? he did the crime ..........

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David Spaulding "all I heard from you is if your kids are doing drugs it's because of some dealer in a park"

Then let me say this. If it were any parent like MYSELF, they would say the same EXACT thing. You, however, seem to accept selling a "few rocks". Sir, a few rocks came from a bunch of rocks. A bunch of rocks can and will distribute and contribute to every drug user who is using on the streets. There are diseases which could come with this disease called drug addiction. Whether it be through blood or airborne. It's perfectly normal for people to not think of the ramifications of Hep C or TB. Isn't it? Think about that. Get back to me when you can come back with a definitive answer on something which might stop those diseases from spreading.

Drugs also help bring on another problem. Intravenous use. Trust it when I say, I've already found one needle not too far from my neighborhood. It's shocking to find needles when there are kids playing around without shoes on their feet either.

Unless you have never been a parent, don't preach to the choir. Listen. You might learn something. If you are a parent and feel drugs are okay, especially crack or any other hallucinogenic- Prayers for your children!

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