Albion man, wanted on warrant, now faces drug charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2023 at 1:21 pm

Jayah Osby

ALBION – An Albion man who was wanted on an active arrest warrant now faces felony drug charges.

Jayah Osby, 23, was charged on Sunday night with criminal possession of a controlled substance/narcotics, and criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, which are both B felonies.

An Albion police officer was on routine patrol on Sunday night and observed a male at a residence on Beaver Street who had an active arrest warrant out of the Albion Police Department, said Police Chief David Mogle.

Albion officers took Osby into custody without incident. Subsequent to the arrest, officers searched Osby and located cocaine, marijuana and distribution bags for sale as well as $600 in cash, Mogle said.

Osby was remanded to Orleans County Jail for CAP Court due to the active arrest warrant and issued an appearance ticket as none of the charges are arraignable offenses under the state’s new bail reform laws, Mogle said.

Photos from Albion PD: Jayah Osby allegedly possessed cocaine, marijuana and distribution bags.