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2 accused of selling prescription narcotics in Medina

Posted 5 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, OC Major Felony Crime Task Force

Sponaugle

Morehouse

MEDINA – Two Orleans County residents face charges of selling prescription narcotic pills in the village of Medina, following a six-month investigation.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Medina Police Department on Tuesday arrested a Carlton man on numerous counts of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

Jackie L. Sponaugle Jr., 22, of 13154 Ashwood Rd. was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. Sponaugle sold some of the drugs at a park near school grounds, the Task Force reported.

He also was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

He was arraigned at Shelby Town Court by Town Justice Dawn Keppler, and was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. Sponaugle is to return back to town court today at 6 p.m.

In a separate investigation, Task Force members arrested a Medina woman on Aug. 21, when she was charged with several counts of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

Gale V. Morehouse, 51, was arrested at her home at 925 Church St. She was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Morehouse was also arraigned at Shelby Town Court by Town Justice Dawn Keppler and was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.