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Two Batavia men charged with heroin, Suboxone sales

BATAVIA – Two Batavia men face a total of eight felony drug charges after their arrests Thursday night.

David T. Riley Jr. was indicted following an investigation into drug sales in the area of Tracy Avenue, according to the The Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Riley, 33, of East Main Street, is accused of selling heroin and was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, law enforcement officials said.

Lance M. Mercado was indicted on charges he sold Suboxone, authorities said. Mercado, 25, of Holland Avenue, was charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Each was arrested at his home and each is being held in the Genesee County Jail awaiting arraignment, authorities said.

The task force is comprised of the sheriff’s deputies, Batavia Police neighborhood enforcement officers and the Leroy Village Police Department.