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Medina man sentenced to prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina man was sentenced to state prison today by Orleans County Court Judge James Punch.

Rodrick S. Griffin, 31, of Eagle Street in Medina was sentenced to 1 ½ years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision.

He was arrested last June on several drug possession and sale drug charges as well as criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. He has been in jail since then with bail at $200,000.

Griffin admitted in court on Oct. 27 that he sold marijuana on May 20 and also had a .22-caliber revolver at his residence. He pleaded guilty to criminal sale of marijuana in the third degree and to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

Griffin was charged after police say he sold 27 ounces of marijuana on West Avenue in Medina. The gun was discovered at his residence.

Judge Punch sentenced Griffin to one year in prison for the weapons charge, a sentence to be served at the same time as the drug charge.

Griffin has a prior felony. His attorney, Nathan Pace, said Griffin took responsibility and admitted his guilt with the latest crimes. Griffin is only a credit away from earning an associate’s degree, Pace said, asking the judge for leniency.

“You admitted guilt and that is worth something,” Punch said during the sentencing.

Griffin could have been sentenced to 2 years in prison.