4 face multiple drug charges in Medina
MEDINA – Four people were arrested on multiple drug charges on Wednesday after a residence and a vehicle were searched in Medina, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting today.
The Task Force and Medina Police Department executed search warrant at 541 East Center St. and on a vehicle that was stopped on Maple Ridge Road. Those search warrants followed an investigation into the sale and distribution of THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) vaping cartridges, the Task Force said.
Police seized 50 THC vape cartridges with a street value of $2,800, more than 10 ounces of high-grade marijuana with a street value of $2,500, more than an ounce of marijuana wax (concentrated cannabis) with a street value of $2,800, and more than $1,000 in cash, scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia.
Vaping THC is becoming popular among teenagers and young adults, said Joe Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force.
THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrcannabinol) or concentrated cannabis is a controlled substance. THC affects a person’s memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, coordination, concentration, sensory and time perception.
Vaping THC does not replicate the unmistakable odor of marijuana that is associated with traditional smoking. A variety of flavoring often is added to mask the smell of THC. Vaping THC results in a higher concentration of THC being absorbed into the body, resulting in greater exposure to marijuana’s mind altering ingredient, the Task Force said.
The following were arrested:
• Kaitlyn Albone, 22, of 1610 North Lyndonville Rd., Lyndonville. She was charged with 5 counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felonies).
She was arraigned in Ridgeway Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Kujawa. She was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She is to return to Ridgeway Town Court at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 25.
• Joshua Cuadrado, 22, of 425 Viking Way, Brockport. He was charged with 1 count of criminal sale and 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, all in the fifth degree.
Cuadrado was arraigned in Shelby Town Court by Town Justice Dawn Keppler. He was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. Cuadrado is to return to Shelby Town Court at 6 p.m. on March 7.
• Bennie L. Coger, 24, of 541 East Center St., Medina. He was charged with 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.
Coger was arraigned in Shelby Town Court by Town Justice Dawn Keppler. He was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. Coger is to return to Shelby Town Court at 6 p.m. on March 7.
• Doreene M. Casselman, 58, of 541 East Center St., Medina. She was charged with 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (Class A misdemeanor) and 1 count of unlawful possession of marijuana.
She was issued an appearance ticket for Ridgeway Town Court at 9 a.m. on March 4.
Further arrests and charges are pending in this investigation, the Task Force said.