3 arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Albion
ALBION – Three people have been arrested after an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine from Rochester to the village of Albion, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting.
The Task Force worked with the Albion Police Department and the Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT Team is executing a search warrant at 201 West Ave. in Albion on Monday.
Police seized 113 individual bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale, cash, scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia. An aggressive pitbull also was encountered during the execution of the search warrant and was subsequently removed by animal control officers, the Task Force said.
The following were arrested:
• Shanya Beasley, 38, of 73 Kingston St., Rochester. She was charged with 4 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies) and 6 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies).
Beasley was arraigned in Clarendon Town Court by the Town Justice Thomas DiFante. She was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
• Virginia A. Rivera, 36, of 201 West Ave., Albion. She was charged with 1 count of criminal sale and 3 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies).
Rivera was arraigned by DiFante, who set bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
• Lamar L. Nelson, 28, of 1064 Monroe Ave., Rochester. He was charged with 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies).
Nelson was arraigned by DiFante, who did not set bail due to Nelson’s previous criminal history. He was committed to the Orleans County Jail. Nelson is currently on federal probation and a detainer was filed with the Orleans County Jail.
All three are to appear in Albion Town Court on May 5 at 9 a.m.
The Task Force said the investigation is ongoing and further charges and arrests are pending.