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Medina man facing drug charges in Orleans, Genesee counties

Staff Reports Posted 2 March 2020 at 4:33 pm

ALBION – A Medina resident is facing multiple drug charges in both Orleans and Genesee counties, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting today.

Akeem R. Gibson

Akeem R. Gibson of Frank Street in Medina was charged on Saturday after an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in the Village of Albion.

The investigation was conducted by the Task Force, with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office arresting Gibson on an Orleans County sealed indictment warrant for drug sale and possession charges.

While being placed into custody by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Gibson allegedly was found to be in possession of approximately 11 grams of crack cocaine, the Task Force said.

He was charged in Orleans County with two counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which are Class B felonies.

Gibson was arraigned in Orleans County Court by Judge Sanford Church and was released due to the new state bail reform laws. The Task Force reported that Gibson has three previous felony convictions and faces more felony charges in Genesee County.

Gibson is to return to Orleans County Court on March 19 at 10:30 a.m.

After he was arraigned in Orleans County, Gibson was turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and charged with drug possession charges, including one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, as well as vehicle and traffic violations.

Gibson was arraigned in the City of Batavia Court by Judge Durin Rogers and held without bail until he appears in Genesee County Court on Tuesday for further proceedings.

The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges and arrests are pending, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force said.

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