2 arraigned on drug charges

Staff Reports Posted 3 July 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two people were arraigned in Orleans County Court on drug charges and both posted bail.

Erika H. Poole, 34, of 746 Church St., Medina, was arraigned on charges of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. She pleaded not guilty. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch set bail at $10,000. Poole, who has a prior drug conviction, already posted $25,000 bail in a lower court.

She was arrested in February. Her husband, Brenton Poole, also was arrested on Feb. 12. He was sentenced to five years in state prison on Monday for attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

A Rochester man was also arraigned in County Court on Monday for several drug charges.

Laquan J. Simmons, 22, of 259 Arborwood Lane was arrested in April with 6.7 grams of crack cocaine in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Police seized 22 bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale and a larger bag of crack cocaine. They have a street value of more than $1,500, the Orleans County Major Felony Task Force reported.

Simmons, who was on parole, was arraigned on two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of CPCS in the fourth degree.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Punch set bail at $25,000 and Simmons posted a bond in that amount.