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Three arrested after police find drugs and a loaded handgun near an infant without a seat belt

Posted at 2:30 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 02:30:57-04

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says three people have been arrested after police found a car with multiple drugs, a loaded handgun near an infant without a seat belt, last Wednesday.

Authorities say

  • 28-year-old Gabrielle Chaplain of Batavia
  • 34-year-old Trevon Armstrong, also of Batavia
  • 27-year-old Darius Jones of Attica were stopped after failing to use a turn signal, when authorities uncovered marijuana and oxycodone in the vehicle.

In addition to the drugs, officers found a loaded handgun near a 10-month-old baby, who was not properly fastened to a seat belt.

All three were charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

While just Chaplain was charged failing to give notice, and improper or no child restraint; and just Jones was charged with exposure of a person.

Jones and Armstrong were sent to Genesee County Jail without bail, while Chaplain was sent with a $10,000 cash bail, or $20,000 bond.