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3 face drug charges in Orleans

Staff Reports Posted 6 October 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Holley woman is accused of smuggling drugs into the Orleans County Jail, and two other people also face drug charges, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force announced today.

Stephanie M. Rauch

The Task Force and corrections officers at the county jail on Oct. 1 conducted an investigation involving drugs being brought in the jail during inmate visits, which resulted in the seizure of a controlled substance, marijuana and the arrest of a Holley woman who was charged with numerous drug charges, the Task Force reported.

Stephanie M. Rauch, 27, of 4 North Main St., was charged with 1 count of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony), 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony), 1 count of attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree (Class D felony), and 1 count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Rauch was arraigned in the Ridgeway Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Kujawa. She was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Rauch is to appear in Albion Town Court today.

Corey A. Brown

Two others were arrested on Monday after an investigation into the sale and distribution of suboxone in the Village of Holley. The Major Felony Crime Task Force along with officers from the Division of Parole, arrested a parolee and his girlfriend for criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Corey A. Brown, 29, of 175 North Main St., Albion, was charged with 1 count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony) and 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony).

Roxanne M. Thomas

He was arraigned in Murray Town Court by Town Justice Theodore Spada Jr. Brown was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $50,000 cash bail. He is to appear in Murray Town Court on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

The New York State Division of Parole filed a parole detainer for Brown with the Orleans County Jail.

Roxanne M. Thomas, 29, of 17 Jay Drive, Holley, was charged with 1 count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony) and 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony).

She was arraigned by Murray Town Justice Theodore Spada Jr. and committed to the county jail on $10,000 cash bail. She is to appear in Murray Town Court on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.