Monro Muffler manager in Medina faces drug charges

Posted 5 June 2013 at 12:00 am

James D. Swader

Press release
Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force

MEDINA – The manager of the Monroe Muffler and Brake in Medina has allegedly been selling narcotics from the location at 11334 Maple Ridge Rd., the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.

Police on Tuesday arrested the site’s manager, James D. Swader. The 52-year-old from Akron was charged with five counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, five counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and five counts of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions in the fourth degree.

Swader was arraigned by Shelby Town Justice Dawn Keppler and committed to Orleans County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Shelby Town Court at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The Task Force and the Medina Police Department executed a search warrant on Tuesday at Monro Muffler following a three-month investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotic pills in Medina.

As a result of the investigation, a search was executed after numerous narcotic buys were conducted inside the business. Police seized prescription narcotic medications, including morphine and oxycodone, which was located inside the manager’s tool box in the garage area of the business, the Task Force reported.

The investigation is ongoing and further arrests and charges are pending.