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Three drug investigations in the city yield three arrests of suspected dealers

Demetrius Richardson Dajuandrick Gardner Diana Bloom

Three separate investigations by the Local Drug Task Force have led to the arrest of three Batavia residents suspected of dealing crack cocaine in the city.

Arrested where:

  • Demetrius W. "G" Richardson, 33, of East Main Street, Batavia, charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, and two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd.
  • Dajuandrick C. "Omega" Gardner, 37, of East Avenue, Batavia, charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd.
  • Diana L. Bloom, 57, of State Street, Batavia, is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd.

Richardson allegedly sold cocaine to undercover agents Sept. 12 while on Jackson Street and again on Sept. 20 while on Pringle Avenue.

Gardner allegedly sold cocaine to undercover agents Nov. 22 while on State Street, Jan. 2 while on State Street and Jan. 15 while on State Street.

Bloom allegedly sold cocaine to undercover agents while at her residence at 117 State St. on Oct. 30 and again Oct. 31.

All three were arrested on sealed indictments within the past week. Their arrests were announced today.

All three were arraigned in County Court and Richardson was jailed on $50,000, Gardner on $75,000 bail and Bloom was released under supervision of Genesee Justice.

Assisting in the investigation and arrest were uniformed Batavia PD officers, Genesee County deputies, NYS Parole and the District Attorney's Office.

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