Monro Muffler manager gets 2 years state prison for selling narcotics

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2013 at 12:00 am


ALBION- James Swader, who is accused of selling narcotics from the Monroe Muffler and Brake in Medina, was sentenced to two years in state prison today by Orleans County Court Judge James Punch.

Swader, 52, of Akron was manager of the Monro Muffler at 11334 Maple Ridge Rd. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

He was charged on June 4 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.

The Orleans County Major Felony Task Force and the Medina Police Department executed a search warrant on June 4 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.