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Rochester man accused of selling cocaine in Orleans County

Staff Reports Posted 23 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Roy Carter

A Rochester man is in Orleans County Jail without bail after being arrested on Monday and charged with eight counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class B felony.

Roy L. Carter, 39, of 474 Alexander St. is accused of selling crack cocaine in Orleans County, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported today.

Carter was arrested after a six-month investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine from Rochester to Orleans County. The Task Force was assisted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Town of Ogden Police Department, Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team and Rochester Police Department in executing a search warrant on a vehicle in Spencerport and a residence at 474 Alexander St., Rochester.

Photo courtesy of Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force

Police seized approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine and powder cocaine, a loaded defaced 9 mm semi-auto pistol, more than $1,000 in cash, scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia.

Carter was committed to Orleans County Jail without bail, and is to appear in Orleans County Court at 2 p.m. today. He is currently on probation in Monroe County.

Further drug and weapon charges are pending in Monroe County, the Task Force reported.