3 face drug charges in Medina
Another man charged with reckless endangerment for firing shotgun
MEDINA – Four people were arrested on Wednesday after an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in Medina, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported today.
The Task Force, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, the Medina Police Department, and the New York State Division of Parole stopped a vehicle in the Village of Medina. As a result, investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine and arrested the driver and passenger on drug charges and parole warrants, the Task Force said in a news release.
The investigation then led investigators to an apartment house located at 4335 Salt Works Road in the Town of Shelby, where investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine from an individual at that location.
During the course of the investigation at 4335 Salt Works Road, an additional person who lives in an adjoining apartment fired a shotgun out a second-story window towards the back of the residence. The individual who fired the shot was subsequently placed into custody by deputies and appeared to be highly intoxicated at the time, the Task Force said.
Law enforcement, as part of the investigation, seized more than 20 grams of crack cocaine, cash, two shotguns and other drug paraphernalia.
The following were arrested:
Erika H. Poole, 36, of 4335 Salt Works Rd., Medina. She was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felony) and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony).
Calvin S. Carver, 27, of 4335 Salt Works Rd., Medina. He was charged with one count of CPCS in the third degree and CPCS in the fifth degree.
Harold D. Hill Jr., 38, of 198 Pine St., Lockport. He was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.
Bradley J. Bentley, 50, of 4335 Salt Works Rd., Medina. He was charged with one count of reckless endangerment in the first degree for firing the shotgun (Class D felony).
All four were arraigned in the Shelby Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Kujawa. Both Poole and Hill were committed to the Orleans County Jail and held without bail due to their previous criminal histories. Both are to return back to Shelby Town Court on today at 6 p.m.
Carver was committed to the County Jail on $50,000 bail and is to return back to the Shelby Town Court on July 11 at 9 a.m.
Bentley was committed to the County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond and is to return to the Shelby Town Court today at 6 p.m.
Poole and Carver are also being held on parole warrants issued by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
State Police also assisted at 4335 Salt Works Rd.