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2 plead guilty and could face state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 December 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Monday and could be sentenced to state prison in February.

A Holley woman admitted to bringing a controlled substance into the Orleans County Jail on Oct. 1. Stephanie M. Rauch, 27, of North Main Street pleaded guilty to attempted promotion of prison contraband in the first degree and could face up to 4 years in state prison when she is sentenced on Feb. 22.

Rauch tried to bring suboxone into the jail to give to an inmate. She was stopped at the jail gate. The substance was tested at the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department lab and found to a controlled substance and narcotic, District Attorney Joe Cardone told Judge James Punch.

Rauch has a prior misdemeanor. She remains free on $1,000 bail.


An Albion man pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and could face a maximum 1 to 3 year sentence in state prison.

John L. Sunday Jr., 46, of Crandall Road said he drank about nine beers on the evening of July 25. His Blood Alcohol Content was .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent, according to the BAC test from a Medina police officer.

Sunday has a prior DWI conviction in Ridgeway from Aug. 23, 2010. He will be sentenced on Feb. 22.