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.

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