Drugs allegedly left in plain view at apartment

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NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 911 call for help led the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to an apartment early Monday morning, where they say they found several hypodermic needles and drugs. Deputies say this incident happened at 1:15 a.m. on Bloomingdale Road, in the Town of Newstead.

Deputies responded to a 911 call of someone screaming for help. On the scene, a female reported a male may be in trouble in another apartment. Deputies and New York State Troopers went into the apartment.

The officials report finding several hypodermic needles and other apparent drug paraphernalia, and a clear plastic bag containing white powder, which was believed to be bath salts. These items were reportedly out in plain view.

Deputies arrested 30-year-old Joshua Martaus and 29-year-old Jenea M. Macleod, of Batavia. They were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle.

Randy L. Biaselli Jr., 32, also lives at the apartment and is charged with criminal nuisance.

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