2 arraigned in County Court on drug charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 July 2017 at 12:13 pm

ALBION – Two women were arraigned in Orleans County Court on Monday for felony drug charges.

Shanya Beasley, 38, of Kingston Street in Rochester faced an 18-count indictment for criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal sale of cocaine in the seventh degree, and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She is accused of being part of a crack cocaine pipeline from Rochester to Albion. She was arrested in May along with two co-defendants.

She has been free on $25,000 bail. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch is keeping bail at $25,000.

The other co-defendants have pending cases.

In another arraignment, a 58-year-old mother is accused of trying to sneak the narcotic Soboxone into the Orleans County Jail.

Mary Walton of Albion was arraigned on two counts each of promoting prison contraband in the first degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. She pleaded not guilty on Monday to the charges.

Her son Joshua Grosskopf, 26, faces two counts of first-degree promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Grosskopf is serving a 6-month sentence for petit larceny.

Grosskopf was arraigned on July 3. He has two prior felonies. The judge set bail at $50,000.

His mother has no previous criminal history. The judge agreed to keep bail at $250, which was set at Town Court.

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