2 arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Medina, including taxi driver
MEDINA – Two people have been charged, including a taxi driver, for allegedly selling crack cocaine in the Village of Medina, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting today.
The Task Force says a driver for Medina Transport used the taxi to sell crack cocaine and transport a drug dealer to customers, and also transport customers to the drug dealer. The owner of Medina Transport didn’t know the taxi driver was using the taxi for the crimes, the Task Force reported today.
The following were arrested on Friday:
Reginald A. Kendrick, 40, of 703 Church St., Apt. 2, in Medina was charged with eight counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies), eight counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies), and four counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree (Class E felonies).
Kendrick was arraigned in Ridgeway Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Kujawa. Kendrick was remanded to the Orleans County Jail without bail due to his previous criminal history, the Task Force reported.
Kendrick is to return to Town Court at 6 p.m. on March 3. He also is wanted on a drug charge out of the State of Georgia.
Roy W. Bishop, 42, of 11345 Main St., in the Town of Shelby was arraigned on three counts of both criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies) and five counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree (Class E felonies).
Bishop works for Medina Transport as a driver. He was using his job to facilitate the drug crimes, said Joseph Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force.
Bishop was arraigned by Ridgeway Town Justice Joseph Kujawa and remanded to the county jail on $50,000 bail. Bishop is to return to Town Court at 6 p.m. on March 3.
Further arrests and charges are pending in the investigation, Sacco said.