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4 are sentenced in Orleans County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2019 at 4:37 pm

ALBION – Four people were sentenced in Orleans County Court on Thursday by Judge Sanford Church.

Katherine Hahn, 30, of Medina received the longest sentence at 2 ½ years in state prison for allegedly selling and distributing heroin and the prescription drug suboxone.

Hahn was charged with criminal sale and possession crimes last September. She also faces 1 year of post-release supervision when she is out of state prison.

Alberta Ellis of Niagara Falls was sentenced to five years on probation for burglary in the third degree. Alberta Ellis and two co-defendants allegedly broke into two farm labor camps in Carlton and Yates on Oct. 11 and stole money, sneakers, a television and household items from farmworkers.

Ellis also needs to pay restitution to the victim of the crimes.

Regina Russell of Niagara Falls is a codefendant in the case. She was arraigned on May 2 for two counts of burglary in the second degree and 10 counts of petit larceny. The other codefendant is a juvenile and that case is being handled in Family Court.

Kayla A. Spry, 24, of Medina was sentenced to nine months in the county jail for violating probation. Spry allegedly had contact with someone she was to avoid, and also drank alcohol and didn’t complete substance abuse program.

Bennie L. Coger IV, 24, of Medina was sentenced to six months in jail and five years on probation for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Other people in court also pleaded guilty to crimes.

Quincy Casanova, 22, of Medina and Brittany Osby Turner, 28, of Medina both pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Casanova faces a maximum of 1 to 2 ½ years in state prison, while Turner could also face incarceration.

They will be sentenced on Sept. 12.

Maria L. Lape, 25, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She will be sentenced on Sept. 19.

Coley Doward Jr., 35, of Medina pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI and felony AUO of a motor vehicle. He will be sentenced on Sept. 19.

He was stopped in the Town of Shelby on Nov. 5. He didn’t have a license due to a previous DWI in 2007.

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