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2 face drug charges in Medina

Posted 23 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Resident also arrested on weapons charge

Press release, OC Major Felony Crime Task Force

MEDINA – After a several-month investigation into the possession, sale and distribution of marijuana in the village of Medina, two people were arrested on Friday and police are searching for a third suspect.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, along with the Medina Police Department and the Orleans County Multi-Agency Swat Team executed three search warrants in Medina.

Police executed two search warrants at 510 West Ave. apartments A7 and A5A and the third search warrant at 228 Eagle St.

Police seized over a pound of marijuana, a stolen loaded 22-caliber handgun, a 22-caliber rifle, more than $2,500 in cash, scales, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia.

Rodrick Griffin

Kelly Moriarty

The following were arrested:

Rodrick S. Griffin, 31, of 238 Eagle St., Medina. He was charged with one count of criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree, four counts of criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree, five counts of criminal sale of marijuana in the fourth degree.

He also faces four counts of criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Kelly A. Moriarty, 34, of 238 Eagle St., Medina. She was charged with one count of criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Both Griffin and Moriarty were arraigned in the Town of Ridgeway Justice Court by Town Justice Dawn Keppler. Griffin was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $75,000 cash bail or bond. Moriarty was committed to the County Jail on $10,000 cash or bond.

Both were to return to the Ridgeway court this morning at 9 a.m.

Further arrests and charges are pending in this investigation, the Task Force reported today.