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2 arraigned for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 April 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two people accused of selling crack cocaine in Medina were arraigned in Orleans County Court today.

The two arraigned include a driver for Medina Transport who allegedly 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 Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.

Reginald A. Kendrick, 40, of 703 Church St. Apt. 2, in Medina was arraigned on nine counts of both third-degree criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He also faces four counts of conspiracy in the fourth-degree.

Kendrick pleaded not guilty today. Due to a previous criminal history from when he lived in Georgia, Judge James Punch set bail at $50,000 for Kendrick, above the $20,000 requested by Kendrick’s attorney.

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, as well as six counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree.

Bishop worked for Medina Transport as a driver, and he allegedly was using his job to facilitate the drug crimes, said Joseph Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force.

Bishop pleaded not guilty in court today. He doesn’t have a prior criminal history. Judge Punch set bail at $5,000.