Deputies find drugs inside Batavia apartment

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies looking to speak to a person about reported burglaries in Batavia spotted drugs in plain view when they visited the lower apartment of a home on South Main Street.

Investigators with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office were at the apartment on Monday when they saw drugs from the doorway. A search warrant was applied for and granted, after which officers entered the home and found crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, hydrocodone pills, Clonazepam pills, Dextroamphetamine pills and a hydromorphone pill.

The pair who lived in the apartment, 33-year-old Kevin O’Connell, Jr. and 26-year-old Samantha Hicks, were both charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth degree criminal possession of marijuana, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Hicks was taken to the Genesee County Jail on $10,000 bail. O’Connell was taken to the same jail but without bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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