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Two individuals associated with the Rochester Raiders indoor football team were arrested this week in connection to a 6-month long drug investigation, including the team’s medical director and a linebacker. At least one other individual was arrested in the initial bust that spanned five local counties and involved some degree of undercover police work.

The team’s owner pointed out to the D&C that this investigation was not focused on the team and it is unfortunate that two of their associates were involved in this scandal. He also said that he had not heard about the investigation until yesterday right around the time the arrests were made.

In the end, over 170 prescription pads, five doctor’s DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) ID numbers, and several thousand dollars were seized. At a press conference this morning, they said that as many as a dozen more arrests are expected as the investigation continues–including at least one other Raiders player. Check out the following news stories to learn more:

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Rochester Homepage

The Livingston County News

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I wrote about the GLOW program’s hazardous waste & pharmaceutical collection a few weeks ago and wanted to remind you all that you can now call to make appointments. The collection will be held in Batavia on Saturday May 15th from 9-2, and is open to residents of Genesee, Livingston and Wayne counties. Call (585) 344-2580 or 1-800-836-1154 (for long distance) to make an appointment today!

List of acceptable materials: vehicle fluids (except motor oil), lead acid batteries, household cleaning products, pesticides & insecticides, polishes & waxes, resins & adhesives, oil based paint/stain (no latex), fluorescent light bulbs/tubes, pool chemicals, driveway sealer, 1 lb or 20 lb propane tanks, home computers, microwaves, TVs, and of course prescription medications (no needles!). Tires are also accepted but require a fee of $3 each.

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the Household Hazardous Waste collection program in Monroe county and said I’d look in to similar efforts in our area. Today I spoke to Peggy Grayson, coordinator of the GLOW program, who let me know that there will be a Hazardous Waste Collection day held on May 15th at the County Highway Department in Batavia. It will be open to all residents of Genesee, Livingston and Wayne Counties.

More information should be coming out at the end of next week, so I’ll update you on the specifics then. You have to register for an appointment, and she will begin taking appointments on March 15th. A list of acceptable materials is available here. For the first time, they will accept pharmaceuticals at this years collection. Other materials include a number of household chemicals, some car and computer parts, etc. A list of unacceptable materials is also available at the link above.

If you want to receive an email notification on March 15th to make your appointment, fill out this form. Please note that filling out this form does not mean you have an appointment–you will still have to call to schedule.

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