Man admits to having meth in Albion, could face 8 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 September 2016 at 8:23 pm

ALBION – A Lockport man admitted in Orleans County Court today that he had more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine in Albion on April 19.

Ryan J. Adkins, 22, pleaded guilty criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. As a second felony offender, he could face a maximum of 12 years in prison. But as part of a plea deal, Adkins won’t be sentenced to more than 8 years in prison on Nov. 7. He has to face a minimum of 2 years, Judge James Punch said.

Adkins was arrested on April 19 along with six others when Albion police discovered meth was being manufactured in an apartment at 28A East Bank St. Adkins has been identified as the leader of the meth operation by District Attorney Joe Cardone during a previous court appearance.

Other people charged on April 19 have either pleaded guilty or have cases pending. Adkins faces the longest sentence so far.

In another case in County Court, a Holley man facing drug charges was arraigned in court, and bail was continued at $25,000, the level set in town court. Scott E. Davis, 28, of Brockville Road was arraigned on two counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. He was arrested on July 28 following an investigation into the sale and distribution of cocaine in the Town of Murray, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.