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4 face drug charges in Albion, including mother and her 2 sons

Posted 1 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force

Theresa Nichols

David Nichols

ALBION – Four people, including a mother and her two sons, were arrested today following a 5-month-long investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotic pills in the village of Albion.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and the Albion Police Department executed a search warrant at 209 North Main St.  Police seized a quantity of hydrocodone pills and tramadol pills as a result of the search warrant.

A mother and her two sons face numerous counts of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. The sons, along with their mother, were allegedly selling hydrocodone and tramadol pills, which were prescribed to the mother.

An Oakfield woman also was charged in connection to the investigation.

The following were arrested:

Theresa S. Nichols, 51, of 209 North Main St. who was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, two counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

She also faces a charge of felony welfare fraud in the third degree.

Joshua Nichols

Serena Weber

David Nichols, 28, of 209 North Main St., who was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Joshua Nichols, 26, of 209 North Main St., who was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Serena L. Weber, 28, of 3039 East Shelby Rd., Oakfield, who was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

All four suspects were arraigned in the Town of Albion Justice Court by Town Justice Gary Moore. Theresa Nichols and David Nichols were both committed to Orleans County Jail on no bail, due to their previous criminal histories.

Joshua Nichols was committed to the county jail on $2,500 cash bail. Weber was committed to jail on $5,000 cash bail.

All four subjects are to return back to Albion court on Friday at 2 p.m.