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Rochester man gets 5 years in prison for bringing heroin to Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 September 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Rochester man who admitted he brought heroin to Albion last November with the intent to sell it was sentenced today to 5 years in state prison, plus three years of post-release supervision.

Terry Holmes, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. As a second felony offender, he faced a maximum 3 ½ to 9 years in state prison.

Holmes and another Rochester man were arrested in November after a vehicle stop at 167 South Main St.


In other cases in county court:

A Holley man admitted to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Enrique Fierro, 34, was charged on May 17 after a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. on Route 31 in the town of Murray. He faces a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 1.

Melissa A. Warren, 28, admitted she had cocaine on March 5 with the intent to sell it. The former Albion resident now lives in Batavia.

She pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and faces a maximum sentence of up to 2 ½ years in state prison when she is sentenced on Dec. 22.

Cheryl A. Poole, 51, of Carlton also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. She admitted she had prescription medication that was a controlled substance. She said she sold it from her home on March 13.

As a second felony offender she faces a maximum of 1 ½ to 4 years in state prison.

Stephen W. Miles, 51, admitted he had a prescription narcotic, tramadol, and intended to sell it on March 26 from his room in Albion at 175 North Main St., Room No. 12.

He pleaded guilty to CPCS in the 5th degree and faces a maximum sentence to 2 ½ years in state prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 22.

A Holley man was sentenced to jail for a year after violating probation. Chester Sherman, 55, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated in Genesee County in 2011.

He has failed to report to probation appointments, driven without a license, registered a motorcycle without telling probation and has been observed drinking alcohol, Orleans County Court Judge James Punch said.

Sherman will serve an intermittent sentence, reporting to the jail at 9 a.m. Sundays and leaving at 6 p.m. on Mondays for the next year.