Man wrapped up in tangled drug case arrested for alleged bail jumping
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 17, 2012 - 11:55am
Benjamin Santiago, 23, who made news June 1, 2011, when he was part of a group of men arrested at a local hotel for drug possession in a case that unraveled into an attempt by a suspect to flee, jail house violence and a conspiracy to commit murder, is back in custody.
Santiago was located in a parked car by Rochester PD and arrested on warrants for bail jumping, 2nd, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The former Batavia resident admitted in May to drug possession but was offered a chance by Judge Robert C. Noonan at a reduced plea and no jail time if he completed a substance abuse program.
Following his arrest in Rochester, Santiago was turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, arraigned and jailed without bail.