Medina man admits selling marijuana, and criminal possession of gun

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 October 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina man admitted in court today he sold marijuana on May 20 and also had a .22-caliber revolver at his residence.

Rodrick S. Griffin, 31, of 238 Eagle St. pleaded guilty to criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree, which carries a maximum of 1 ½ to 2 years in state prison. He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum of a year in jail.

Griffin was charged after allegedly selling 27 ounces of marijuana on West Avenue in Medina. The gun was discovered at his residence.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 2.

In another case in County Court, a Holley man was arraigned and remanded to jail on $100,000 bail. David Diaz Jr., 31, faces charges of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as criminal sale and criminal possession of cocaine in the third degree, in addition to a charge of escape.

Diaz was arrested on July 14 after a six-hour manhunt in Holley after he was taken to the police station and allegedly fled from officers. He was finally arrested after he was discovered hiding in a hollowed out couch in an abandoned house at 27 Mechanic St.

Given a past history of five misdemeanors, three failures to appear in court, two Probation revocations and the escape from the Holley Police Department, Orleans County Court Judge decided to set bail at $100,000 for Diaz.