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Medina woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for drug charge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 September 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Medina woman was sentenced to 2 years in state prison today after she pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Serina Winters admitted in court on March 3 that she had prescription narcotics and gave them to her estranged husband. Winters, 37, of 909 Church St., Apt. 1 faced numerous drug charges but those charges were dropped as part of a plea deal when she plead guilty to CPCS in the fifth degree, which has a maximum sentence of 2 ½ years in state prison.

“You have a horrible record,” Judge James Punch told Winters during sentencing this afternoon. “You’re completely irresponsible. There is no consideration for any one but yourself.”

Winters will also have one year of post-release supervision when she is out of prison.


In another drug case in county court, Freddie Taylor of Rochester pleaded guilty to criminal possession of controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Taylor, 45, of 510 Mt. Read Blvd. was arrested on April 1 on several drug charges. He admitted in court today he had cocaine in Albion on Feb. 3.

As a second felony offender, Taylor faces a maximum sentence of 4 years in state prison. He will be sentenced on Nov. 24. Punch agreed to lower Taylor’s bail from $250,000 to $25,000 which Punch said is more in line with the charge.