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Albion man faces numerous drug charges

Posted 21 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Vance DeRoller

Press release
OC Major Felony Crime Task Force

ALBION – An Albion man faces numerous counts of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance following a 10-month investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotic pills in the village of Albion, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.

Vance R. DeRoller, 45, of 130 West Academy St. was allegedly selling large amounts of hydrocodone pills that were prescribed to him, the task force reported today.

An investigation is ongoing and additional arrests and charges are pending.

DeRoller was charged with 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, five counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and eight counts of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions in the fourth degree.

The task force and Albion village police executed a search warrant on Wednesday at DeRoller’s residence. He was arraigned in Albion Town Court by Judge Kevin Howard and committed to Orleans County Jail without bail. He is due back in court at 9 a.m. on July 17.