Man accused of trafficking heroin to Albion pleads guilty in County Court

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 December 2017 at 1:35 pm

Leonel Lopez-Sanchez

ALBION – A Rochester man who was arrested in February for allegedly selling heroin in Albion pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court this morning.

Leonel Lopez-Sanchez, 45, faces 3 ½ years in state prison, two years of post-release supervision and possible deportation to Cuba after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell.

Lopez-Sanchez was arrested on Feb. 16 after an investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and a the execution of a search warrant on North Main Street by the Albion Police Department. He has been in the county jail since then on $300,000 bail.

Lopez-Sanchez has no prior felonies, but was convicted of misdemeanor crimes in Miami, the District Attorney’s Office said in a previous court appearance.

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