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3 jailed for drug charges in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 December 2014 at 12:00 am

John Lang

Jerry Walls

Vickie Hughes

ALBION – Three people have been arrested and jailed following a five-month investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotics in the Village of Albion, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported today.

Police seized hundreds of prescription morphine and Hydrocodone pills, which were obtained through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The Task Force worked with the Albion Police Department and Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.

The following were arrested on Wednesday:

John B. Lang, Jr., 56, of 175 North Main St., Apt. 16 in Albion. He is charged with one of criminal sale and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, both in the third degree. He also was charged with one count of CSCS in the fourth degree and two counts of CPCS in the fifth degree.

Lang was arraigned by Albion Town Justice Gary Moore and committed to the Orleans County Jail on $20,000 bail.

Lang is to appear in Town Court on Monday at 9 a.m.

Jerry L. Walls, 45, of 71 West Ave., Apt. 45 in Brockport. He was charged with two counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, eight counts of CPCS in the fifth degree and five counts of CSCS in the fourth degree.

Walls was arraigned by Justice Moore and remanded to Orleans County Jail on no bail, due to a previous criminal history, the Task Force reported.

Walls is due to appear in Town Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Vickie L. Hughes, 49, of 71 West Ave., Apt. 45 in Brockport. She was charged with two counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, 2 counts of CSCS in the fourth degree and four counts of CPCS in the fifth degree.

Hughes was arraigned by Justice Moore and remanded to Orleans County Jail on no bail, due to a previous criminal history.

She is due to appear in Town Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Walls and Hughes face additional charges regarding Medicaid and Medicare fraud, the Task Force reported.