Albion man with long criminal history arraigned in County Court on latest felony charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 August 2018 at 4:23 pm

ALBION – An Albion man with a long criminal history was arraigned in Orleans County Court this morning on several felony charges.

Stephen Miles

Stephen W. Miles, 56, was arraigned for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, petit larceny and criminal diversion of a prescription.

Miles has already served four state prison terms and been in the county jail several times. He is currently in the jail in Albion on $10,000 bail.

He was arrested last month for burglary after he entered an acquaintance’s house and took prescription drugs. An investigation by Albion police led to additional charges against Miles.

In other arraignments in court today:

• Three people appeared in court for promoting prison contraband in the first degree.

Joshua J. Johnson, 38, of Waterford faces four counts of first-degree promoting prison contraband for allegedly smuggling contraband into Albion Correctional Facility, State Police said. He also faces three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree. He and a codefendant are accused of bringing Buprenorphine, an opioid medication, into the prison.

Rebecca L. Bradford, 33, also of Waterford also faces four counts of promoting prison contraband, while Sarah MacDonald, an inmate at the prison, faces one count of promoting prison contraband.

Bradford and Johnson both live in Albany County. Judge Sanford Church decided against bail for Bradford but set bail at $25,000 for Johnson.

Jason P. Muck, 40, of Lyndonville was arraigned for felony driving while intoxicated. He was charged after being stopped on March 30 by state police on Route 63 in the Town of Yates.

He is free on $750 bail.

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