2 arraigned in County Court for allegedly selling heroin, crack cocaine in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2017 at 10:21 am

ALBION – Two men were arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday on multiple counts of selling and possessing controlled substances.

Leonel Lopez-Sanchez, 45, of 1st Street in Rochester had his bail set at $300,000 by Judge James Punch.

Lopez-Sanchez was arraigned on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. He entered a not guilty plea.

He is allegedly an illegal alien with an “extensive” criminal record in Florida, said District Attorney Joe Cardone.

Patricio A. Borquez, 42, of Loomis Street in Little Falls was arraigned on three counts of CSCS in the third degree, and two counts of CPCS in the third. The judge set bail at $200,000 for Borquez, who has his Green Card and is a legal resident. He entered a not guilty plea.

They were charged in February after an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine from Rochester to the Village of Albion, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force said in a new release on Feb. 16.

The Task Force and the Albion Police Department executed a search warrant on a vehicle and the occupants who were entering the village on North Main Street in Albion. Police seized a quantity of heroin packaged for sale, according to the Task Force.

In another arraignment on Monday:

• Two people appeared in County Court on charges of grand larceny in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

Devon Robinson, 23, of Glenwood Avenue in Rochester and Jade Fayko, 21, of Hulberton Road in Holley both allegedly broke into a truck in Clarendon and stole $8,000 in cash. The judge set bail for Robinson at $5,000 and $1,000 for Fayko. They pleaded not guilty.

Cardone said the stolen money hasn’t been recovered.

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