Albion man now facing drug charges while out of jail awaiting sentencing

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 May 2017 at 4:57 pm

Andrew Coley

ALBION – An Albion man who will be sentenced in Orleans County Court on June 19 for endangering the welfare of a child is now facing felony drug charges.

Andrew Coley, 19, of 160 Platt St. was charged on Thursday with three counts each of third-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. He is accused of being part of the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in Orleans County.

Police did a search warrant on Coley in Holley and also searched an apartment in Medina at 11105 Telegraph Rd., Room 7.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task was assisted by the Holley and Medina police departments in conducted the search warrants.

Coley was arraigned in Ridgeway Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Kujawa, who remanded Coley to the county jail on $100,000 cash bail. Coley is to appear in Ridgeway Town Court on May 9 at 9 a.m.

The Task Force said further arrests and charges are pending.

Coley and a 17-year-old girl were arrested at a motel on Oct. 6 after being found with cocaine and a 15-year-old runaway.

The drug charges were dropped against the two defendants because a search warrant wasn’t properly executed in the case and that evidence couldn’t be used.

Coley and the 17-year-old pleaded guilty on April 3 to endangering the welfare of a child for exposing the 15-year-old to drugs and alcohol. Coley and the 17-year-old admitted in court to having alcohol and cocaine in the motel room.

They face a maximum of a year in jail when they are sentenced June 19 for endangering the welfare of a child.

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