Medina man sentenced to 3 years in prison on drug charge
ALBION – A Medina man was sentenced to 3 years in state prison Monday after he admitted to selling prescription drugs.
Stacy Bryan, 23, of Medina pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. As a second felony offender, he faced a maximum of 4 years in state prison. Punch gave him 3 years, despite a request for more leniency from Bryan’s attorney, who said the buyer of prescription pills sought out Bryan.
“I got caught up in something stupid,” Bryan said during sentencing. “I’m not a drug dealer.”
Bryan in a September court appearance admitted he sold dextroamphetamines on three occasions. The controlled substance is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Orleans County Court Judge James Punch said Bryan, a second felony offender, already has a criminal history with attempted assault, theft and endangering the welfare of a child.
“This is a serious matter and it must be dealt with seriously,” the judge said.
As Bryan was led out of the courtroom, he yelled an expletive at the judge.
In other cases:
An Albion man pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum 1 ½ years in state prison.
Joseph B. James, 33, was living in Albion when he was arrested on April 1. He admitted in court he had cocaine with the intent to sell on March 3, 2014.
He is currently in the county jail. His attorney Shirley Gorman requested that bail for James, who has no prior felonies, be reduced. Judge Punch agreed to lower bail from $100,000 to $20,000. James will be sentenced at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2.
An Albion man who was scheduled to be sentenced had that adjourned for three months while he recovers from injuries.
James Herring III, 24, of East State Street is accused of selling cocaine on May 22, 2013. He faces up to 2 ½ years in state prison. He has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.