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20th person arrested in ongoing drug sweep

Staff Reports Posted 10 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Medina man also faces firearms charges

Terry Holloway

MEDINA – The 20th suspect of the ongoing drug sweep conducted by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force was charged on an arrest warrant in the Village of Medina after a vehicle stop by the Medina Police Department on Aug. 1, the Task Force reported today.

Terry Holloway Jr., 32, of 404 East Oak Orchard St., Medina faces numerous drug and weapon charges relating to the sale and distribution of heroin, crack cocaine and the sale of an AR-15 semi-auto assault rifle with over 200 rounds of ammunition, the Task Force reported.

Holloway has been charged with 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies), 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies), 1 count of criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree (Class D felony), and 1 count of criminal possession of a firearm in the third degree (Class D felony).

Holloway was arraigned in the Albion Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Fuller and was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $100,000 cash bail. Holloway is to return back to Town Court on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m.

Holloway faces further charges regarding the sale and possession of the AR-15 semi-auto assault rifle and could also face potential federal charges, the Task Force said today.

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Ryan Tuttle

In a separate investigation, the Task Force on Saturday was assisted by the Medina Police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in conducting an undercover operation involving the sale of a Glock 40 caliber semi-auto pistol and ammunition, which ended up being reported stolen out of the state of Florida.

Police arrested Ryan W. Tuttle, 24, of 3421 North Gravel Rd., Medina. He has been charged with 1 count of criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree (Class D felony), and 1 count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (Class E felony).

Tuttle was arraigned in Albion Town Court by Justice Fuller and was committed to the County Jail on $100,000 cash bail. Tuttle is to appear in Shelby Town Court on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Tuttle faces further charges regarding the sale and possession of the stolen firearm and could face potential federal charges, the Task Force reported.