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Former Albion resident could get 9 years for cocaine possession

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A former resident of West Park Street in Albion could be sentenced to up to 9 years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees.

Tyriek Johnson, 26, now lives in Fairport. He said in Orleans County Court on Monday that he was trying to sell cocaine in Albion on March 14, 2013. He said he was driving on Platt and Ingersoll streets, looking to sell the drug.

He is a first-time felony offender. He will be sentenced on April 28.


In other drug cases in county court on Monday:

Tracey Stratton, 51, of Vermont pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a charge that carries a maximum of 2.5 years in state prison.

As part of a plea deal, she will face up to a year in jail. She will be sentenced on April 7.

Stratton was charged after she mailed a controlled substance, the drug buprenorphine, to her son, who was an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility. She mailed the drug on Dec. 20, 2012.

Stratton was initially charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree and criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.

Her son Jason Seifert, 28, pleaded guilty last week to promoting prison contraband when he received the controlled substance from his mother. Seifert could face another year in jail, plus three years probation when he is sentenced on April 7.

Two men were arraigned for criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree. Christopher Hoste, 33, of Bishop Road in Appleton and Michael Nellist, 35, of East Center Street in Medina both face four counts of criminal sale of marijuana.

The sales allegedly took place in Ridgeway on May 20, July 3, October 23 and October 30.

Rudolfo Juarez-Ramerez, 30, of 17255 Lakeshore Rd., Kendall, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He will be sentenced to up to a year in jail on March 31.

Juarez-Ramerez admitted he sold cocaine and received $80 for the transaction. He was charged in June after a multi-agency law enforcement effort resulted in 13 local arrests for drug and immigration crimes.