Man charged after investigation of unlawful sale of prescription pills
GAINES – A Gaines man is facing multiple counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly selling a variety of prescription pills, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force said.
The Task Force has been investigating the distribution of oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, clonazepam, tramadol, gabapentin along with other non-controlled substances.
The Task Force, Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation executed a search warrant on Monday at 2950 Gaines Rd. and charged Kenneth Capurso, 21, of that address with several felonies.
Capurso is facing two counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, 7 counts of criminal sale and 9 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.
Capurso was arraigned in Albion Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Fuller, who set bail at $10,000 cash or bond. Capurso is to return to Albion Town Court on Friday.
“This investigation is ongoing to determine all the sources of the prescription pills,” said Joe Sacco, supervising investigator for the Task Force. “Further charges and arrests are pending.”
Capurso was a candidate for the Gaines Town Board in the Nov. 5 election, running under the Libertarian Party. He had the fourth-most votes out of four candidates for two town councilmen seats.