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Medina man sentenced to year in state prison for drug crime

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina man who was unsuccessful in staying off drugs during Drug Court was sentenced today to 1 year in state prison.

Matthew J. Albone, 33, of Medina was charged in January 2014 with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

He pleaded guilty on June 9, 2014 court to CPCS in the fifth degree and CPCS in the seventh degree. He admitted in court to selling prescription narcotics that were prescribed to him.

If he completed Drug Court the charge of CPCS in the 5th degree would have been dismissed. However, Albone continued to use drugs.

His attorney, Shirley Gorman, said he was successful for six months at a residential treatment program and another five months of supportive living. But he met somebody he knew from when he used drugs and that triggered a relapse, Gorman said in court today.

In one case he had to be revived after being found unconscious in a field in Rochester.

“It’s certainly a long difficult path that brought you here,” Orleans County Court Judge James Punch said during sentencing. “You’ve been provided numerous services and treatments. There are people who would give anything for the treatment you have rejected.”


In other cases today:

Kaylee M. Loiacono, 27, of Brockport admitted she sold cocaine from her home on Taylor Road on April 6, 2015.

She pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. That charge normally carries a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison. As part of a plea deal, she will face a maximum of six months in the county jail.

An Albion man rejected a plea offer that would have capped his state prison sentence to 4 years. Brandon A. Honore, 30, of East Park Street has been charged with 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, and 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (Class B felonies).

Honore and Loiacono were among 19 people arrested in July following a seven-month investigation into the sale and distribution of drugs in Orleans County.

Honore’s trial will begin Feb. 17.

Joseph Koneski, 49, of Holley was arraigned for violating his probation. He was previously sentenced for driving while intoxicated in Ontario County. He allegedly violating his probation by drinking alcohol, using drugs and leaving the jurisdiction without notification, Judge Punch said during arraignment today.

Koneski was remanded to jail on $2,000 bail.