Rochester man accused of selling crack cocaine in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 March 2014 at 12:00 am


A Rochester man faces numerous drug charges after being arrested today following a year-long investigation in the sale and distribution of crack cocaine from Rochester to Orleans County, the OC Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.

Luke L. Lawhorn, 27, of 136 Copeland St., Rochester, was charged with four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

The Task Force arrested Lawhorn today on Lyell Avenue in the city with assistance from the Rochester Police Department. He was arraigned by Judge James Punch in Orleans County Court on a sealed indictment. Lawhorn was remanded to Orleans County jail on $25,000 bail or bond.

Lawhorn was to graduate from the Monroe County Drug Court on Friday. He was in that program following a 2011 drug arrest in Rochester, the Task Force reported.

The Monroe County Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team assisted with the investigation. The Task Force said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are pending.