3 are sentenced to Orleans County Jail

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 September 2019 at 4:19 pm

ALBION – Three people were sentenced to the Orleans County Jail today by County Court Judge Sanford Church.

Regina Russell of Niagara Falls was sentenced to six months in jail plus five years of probation for her role in breaking into two farm labor camps in Carlton and Yates on Oct. 11. Russell and two co-defendants allegedly stole money, sneakers, a television and household items from farmworkers.

Judge Church is requiring Russell to pay $1,966 in restitution for 12 victims.

Her attorney, Brian Degnan, asked that she not go to jail and serve probation  only. But Judge Church said jail is warranted because she broke into two houses where people were living.

Two Medina residents who are codefendants in a drug case both were sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation.

Quincy Casanova, 22, of Medina and Brittany Osby Turner, 28, of Medina both pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. They are accused of selling cocaine from a hotel room.

Osby Turner is working full-time. Her attorney, Public Defender Joanne Best, asked that she be sentenced to weekends in jail and probation.

Judge Church said the crime warranted more than weekends in jail.

“You were selling drugs, and we all know what drugs do to people,” the judge said.

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