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3 plead guilty to crimes in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A former Albion woman admitted in Orleans County Court today she illegally sold prescription drugs last April.

Ivy E. Schell, 19, was living in Buffalo when she was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

She pleaded guilty today to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and told the court she sold Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen in Albion last April.

The charge carries a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison, but a plea deal today caps Schell’s sentence at a maximum of 1 year in state prison, plus a year of post-release supervision.

She will be sentenced on June 1.


In other cases:

Katherine Taylor, 25, of Main Street in Waterport pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a charge with a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison.

Taylor admitted she sold cocaine. She has no prior felonies.

The judge said he would consider a plea deal with no jail time, but there would be other conditions. A sentencing date wasn’t set, but it will likely be in about three months.

Joel Hernandez, who has a prior driving while intoxicated charge in Albion, pleaded guilty to another DWI on Oct. 26, 2014 in Albion. He also admitted to driving without a license for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

As part of a plea to DWI and AUO, Hernandez would be sentenced to no more than a year in jail and then be deported.

He will be sentenced May 11.