2 charged with selling drugs in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:14 pm

MEDINA – Two Pearl Street residents in the village have been charged with selling drugs in Medina.

Derrick Adams

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Medina Police Department on Friday executed a search warrant at 214 Pearl St., Apartment 3. That is the residence of the couple facing drug charges.

Derrick Adams, 29, and Catherine J. Medina, 27, have been charged following an investigation in the sale and distribution of cocaine in Medina, the Task Force reported.

Catherine Medina

Adams has been charged with 4 counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which  are Class B felonies.

He was arraigned by Ridgeway Town Justice Dawn Keppler, who sent him to the Orleans County Jail on $50,000 bail. He was scheduled to return to court this morning at 9 a.m.

Catherine J. Medina was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

She was arraigned by Judge Keppler and sent to jail on $1,000 bail. She also was scheduled to appear in court at 9 this morning.

The Medina Police Department K9 Unit and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office also assisted the Task Force. This investigation is ongoing, and further charges and arrests are pending, said Joe Sacco, supervising investigator.

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