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Albion man, 18, and girl, 17, face drug charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2016 at 1:49 pm

ALBION – An 18-year-old from Albion and a 17-year-old girl face numerous charges after being arrested last week after being found in a local motel allegedly with crack cocaine, heroin, prescription pills and marijuana packaged for sale.

The Albion Police Department and Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force executed a search warrant on Oct. 6 at a local motel located at 436 West Ave.

After entry was made into the room, police discovered a runaway juvenile inside the room from Parsons Children and Family Center in Albany. Two other people were in the room.

Police also found drugs packaged for sale, including crack cocaine, heroin, prescription pills, marijuana, cash and other drug paraphernalia, the Task Force reported today.

Police arrested:

Andrew L. Coley

Andrew L. Coley

• Andrew L. Coley, 18, of 160 Platt St., Albion. He was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (Class B felonies), one count of unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree (A misdemeanor), and one count of endangering the welfare of a child (A misdemeanor).

• A 17-year-old female also was arrested and faces the same charges as Coley.

Coley and the 17-year-old were arraigned in Albion Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Fuller. Both were committed to the Orleans County Jail on $100,000 cash bail. Both appeared in Town Court at 9 a.m. today for arraignment with counsel.

The runaway juvenile was transported back to the Albany area by the Albion Police Department and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Dept.

Further arrests and charges are pending in this investigation, the Task Force said in a press release.