2 from Medina arraigned in county court on numerous drug charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 February 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A man and woman from Medina were both arraigned this afternoon on numerous drug charges.

Both Steven J. Johnson, 35, and Tamara L. Butler, 37, have been jailed. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch set bail at $250,000 for Johnson and $25,000 for Butler.

They are both accused of selling drugs between June and July. They face one count each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, and four counts of criminal sale and five counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

They were arraigned this afternoon in county court. Butler pleaded not guilty. Johnson did not have an attorney and his full arraignment is scheduled to be completed Tuesday at 11:45 a.m.

Johnson and Butler both live at 301 Park Ave., Medina. Butler has a past felony for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Johnson has an extensive out-of-state criminal record, District Attorney Joe Cardone said in court.