Task Force searches residence on Maple Street, allegedly finds crack cocaine
A search of a residence at 16 Maple St., Batavia, allegedly uncovered a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana leading to the arrest of two people, including on a drug dealing charge.
Taken into custody were Jonathan C. "Jay" Hoges, 30, of Bank Street, Batavia, and Ellen M. Martinez, 25, of Maple Street, Batavia.
The Local Drug Enforcement Task Force executed the search warrant on Wednesday evening.
Hoges was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, a Class B felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 4th, a Class C felony, unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, a misdemeanor.
The top count is based on an allegation that Hoges possessed drugs with the intent to sell the drugs.
He was ordered held without bail.
Martinez was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Martinez was issued an appearance ticket.
Batavia PD and uniformed deputies assisted in the search.
Drugs can't be sold to people that don't want them. If society wants to eliminate the problem of drug associated crime, there should be a thing called "drug giveaway day." All the druggies can show up in the Salvation Army parking lot and they will be given a bag of cocaine, heroin, pot, meth...whatever they want.
People that don't want drugs can go about their day and not have to worry about druggies out stealing their belongings to support a bad habit. Drugs can actually be manufactured and distributed on the cheap....far cheaper than the cost of trying to get rid of them.
If the .gov was really worried about saving lives, they'd eliminate fast food establishments and cigarettes and they'd make it mandatory to exercise one hour a day with the threat of incarceration for those that disobey the law. Absurd, right?