Guilty plea from Albion man who sold prescription narcotics

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 August 2013 at 12:00 am


ALBION – A village resident pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court today to selling prescription drug narcotics from his residence at 130 West Academy St.

Vance R. DeRoller, 45, could be sentenced to a maximum of 5 ½ years in state prison when he is sentenced Nov. 18 by Judge James Punch. DeRoller pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a C felony. He remains free on $25,000 bail.

He faced 21 counts of either criminal sale or criminal possession of a controlled substance after being arrested in June. DeRoller sold hydrocodone pills that were mixed with acetaminophen, a pain reliever. Hydrocodone and acetaminophen combined are considered a narcotic, said District Attorney Joseph Cardone.

DeRoller said he sold of the prescription drugs that were prescribed to him to an undercover police officer. DeRoller was selling the drugs for profit, he told Judge Punch. As part of his plea deal, DeRoller won’t be sentenced to more than 5 ½ years.