Albion man charged in marijuana operation
ALBION – An Albion man has been jailed on $10,000 after being arrested today in a marijuana and marijuana wax operation.
Adam Gallo, 31, of 3815 Eagle Harbor Rd., has been charged with 4 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felonies), 4 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felonies), 1 count of criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree (Class E felony), 4 counts of criminal sale of marijuana in the fourth degree (misdemeanors) and 1 count of criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree (misdemeanor).
He was charged after an investigation into the sale and distribution of marijuana and marijuana wax. The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the Albion Police Department and the Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 3815 Eagle Harbor Rd.
Police seized several ounces of marijuana, a quantity of marijuana wax, more than $4,000 in cash, packaging material, scales and other drug paraphernalia, the Task Force reported today.
Marijuana wax is a highly potent form of concentrated marihuana (Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which can cause severe impairment. It commonly appears as a sticky paste or taffy like substance. The color varies from yellow to green to dark brown and is packaged in a wax type paper such as parchment paper, the Task Force said in a news release.
Police also arrested Ashley Ross, 23, of 5112 Holley Byron Rd., Holley. She was charged with 1 count of criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree (misdemeanor).
Both Gallo and Ross were arraigned in the Albion Town Court by Justice Joseph Fuller. Both were committed to the Orleans County Jail, with Gallo on $10,000 cash bail and Ross on $500 cash bail. Both are to return back to Albion Town Court on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.
This investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending, said Joseph Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force.