2 given multiple years in state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 May 2017 at 4:24 pm

ALBION – Two people were sentenced to multiple years in state prison today for crimes in Orleans County.

Trevis Baker

A Rochester man received the longest sentence, 6 years, for selling crack and heroin.

Trevis D. Baker, 38, of Chili Avenue pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He faced a maximum of six years in prison as part of a plea deal, and County Court Judge James Punch gave him the maximum today.

“You are clearly profiting from the heroin epidemic,” Punch told Baker this afternoon. “You are a drug dealer and I feel it’s my responsibility to keep you off the streets for as long as I can.”

Baker allegedly sold heroin and cocaine to an informant from Orleans County between March 15 to March 24. He was arrested March 30 after an investigation into heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine sales in Orleans County.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, along with Rochester and Albion police, raided Baker’s house and seized more than three ounces of cocaine, more than an ounce of crack, five bundles of heroin, a loaded pistol, more than $8,000 cash and drug paraphernalia.

Michael Thompson

In the other sentencing today, a Medina man was given four years in state prison for second-degree assault.

Michael Thompson, 49, was out of jail and awaiting sentencing for a drug crime when he was arrested on Sept. 7 after allegedly getting in an altercation with another person and stabbing that person, causing non-life-threatening injuries.

(He has since been sentenced to two years in state prison for the drug charge – criminal possession of a controlled substance.)

Thompson was scheduled to go to trial for the assault charge. If found guilty he could have faced up to seven years in state prison. Thompson agreed to a plea deal before the trial, with the maximum set at four years.

Judge Punch gave Thompson the maximum as part of the plea agreement.

“I’m sorry to the court for what happened,” Thompson said. “I’m not a violent person.”

Punch said Thompson has a long criminal history, and the latest incident was a violent crime.

Both Thompson and Baker also need to pay $325 court surcharges and $50 DNA fees.

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