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Drug Raids in Genesee, Orleans Counties Result in Arrests
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A five-month investigation into the sale of marijuana in Genesee and Orleans counties resulted in raids on houses in Oakfield and the city of Batavia Tuesday and a car stop in the town of Barre that resulted in eight pounds of pot being seized.

One person was arrested and more will likely be charged after members of Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Genesee County Drug Task Force coordinated raids at 110 Jackson St. in Batavia and at 32 and 33 Sunset Parkway in Oakfield. Members of Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, city of Batavia Police Department and its Emergency Response Team assisted in the raids.

Police found marijuana, scales, packaging and other paraphernalia inside the residences.

Task force members, along with Orleans County sheriff’s deputies, later stopped a car in Barre and arrested the driver after searching the car and finding a brick of marijuana inside.

Edgar Perez, 25, of 110 Jackson St. was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Barre Town Court by Judge Alan Jones and committed to Orleans County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Orleans Supervising Investigator Joseph Sacco said more arrests are pending as a result of the investigation. The raids came a week after numerous agencies conducted 10 raids in Orleans County, part of a year-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine, heroin, pills and marijujana.

Tuesday’s raids in Genesee County were not related to last week’s busts, Sacco said.

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