Couple allowed drug sales in house

BATAVIA — An investigation of drug sales at a house on Raymond Avenue led to numerous charges against a couple who allegedly allowed sales to take place with children in the house.

A Genesee County Drug Task Force investigation led to a search of the house on Aug. 16.

Herbert B. Gennis III, 28, and Cecelia T. Rodriguez, 32, were charged with felony first-degree criminal nuisance for allegedly allowing others to sell drugs from their house, fourth-degree conspiracy, misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sgt. James Diehl said an unregistered pistol also was found in the house during the raid. Rodriguez was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon.

Gennis, who has a previous felony conviction that bans him from having guns, was charged with felony possession of a weapon.

The charges came after an investigation that led to two arrests in May.

Germayne D. Sessions, 25, and Shakerra B. Walker, 18, both of Rochester, were allegedly found with nine bags of heroin and 35 bags of crack cocaine during a traffic stop.

Both were charged with possession with intent to sell and were using the Raymond Avenue house to deal drugs, Diehl said.

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