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Trio suspected of dealing cocaine in Genesee and Orleans counties

Edgardo Aponte Sonia E. Aponte Jeremy Yantz

Three people are being accused of selling cocaine in Genesee and Orleans counties following a lengthy joint investigation by law enforcement in both jurisdictions.

A search warrant was executed yesterday at a location on Hundredmark Road, Elba, and investigators said they found cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are suspected of selling cocaine at the residence.

Arrested where:

  • Edgardo Aponte, 41, of Hundredmark Road, Elba, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, criminal possession of a controlled substance, 4th, criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, criminal nuisance, 1st, and tampering with physical evidence.
  • Sonia E. Aponte, 32, of Hundredmark Road, Elba, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd, criminal possesion of a controlled substance, 4th, criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd, and criminal nuisance, 1st.
  • Jeremy S. Yantz, 32, of Washington Avenue, Batavia, is charged with four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, 3rd.

Edgardo Aponte was arraigned in Elba Town Court and jailed on $50,000 bail. Sonia Aponte was released under supervision of Genesee Justice. Yantz was arraigned in Town of Albion Court and jailed in Orleans County on $25,000 bail.

The five-month investigation was a joint operation by the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force.

The Batavia PD Emergency Response Team assisted in the execution of the search warrant along with uniformed deputies, officers with Homeland Security and Rochester PD's K-9 unit.

The District Attorney's Office also assisted in the investigation.

Ed Hartgrove
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I was just wondering, why is Homeland Security involved in this? As in, ... execution of the search warrant along with ... officers with Homeland Security...

As an (interesting?) aside, in looking up what Homeland Security's 'responsibilities' are, I came across the following, from HS's own website http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2009/06/08/department%E2%80%99s-five-responsibil...

"Fulfilling our mission also means securing our borders—our Southern border, our Northern border, and our air and sea ports. ..."

Does that mean that Homeland Security ISN'T concerned with securing our country's EASTERN border? Uh... HS, that would be the one between Canada and Alaska. We do still own Alaska, don't we?

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Elba, NY? They have to, because of what al qeada did to this country, the have to arm themselves in fear of being murdered, there's nothing wrong with that. So when did we win the war on drugs?

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Ed,
I could be wrong, because I really ain't that bright, however, I don't think there is much betwean Alaska and Canada ~ and that would be our WEST coast! Unless I missed that day in biology class!!
(*sarcasim: not meant to be taken too seriously!)

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Ed might live in Alaska, and if that's the case, he would consider that US/Cdn. border to be the eastern one...

But I also questioned their taking part. Maybe they are branching out to other law-enforcement duties now. (Wonder if it has anything to do with their purchase order for enough hollow-point ammo to put 5 rounds into each and every American man, woman, and child... Jes' askin'!)

Ed Hartgrove
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Gary, you are correct that Alaska is on our west coast. But, the Alaskan border with another country is its (Alaska's) eastern border.
As for how much there is between AL and Canada, not much - only 1500+ miles (which is longer than from Boston, MA to Miami, FL.
Quite a big 'hole', if you aren't securing it.

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OK Ed ~ that makes sense!
I do agree we need to secure ALL of our bourders!
Bring solders home from forgien lands and secure our borders!

As far as the story goes border patloe folk may have been involved because there may be illegal allians (aka undocumented imigrants) involved........

Josh Bachorski
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Perhaps the Drug sales were related to financing terrorism or Illegal alien activity ie. smuggling across boarders either people or drugs. The bust happened in Elba, which could very possibly be related to aliens as Gary Spoke of.

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