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Rochester man arrested for possessing, selling crack cocaine in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Laquan Simmons

ALBION – A Rochester man currently on parole was arrested with 6.7 grams of crack cocaine in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Monday, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported.

Laquan J. Simmons, 22, of 259 Arborwood Lane was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (a Class B felony) for alleged previous sales to an undercover officer, said Joseph Sacco, the Task Force supervising officer.

Simmons arrest follows an investigation into the possession, sale and distribution of crack cocaine from the city of Rochester to the town of Albion.

Simmons also was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (a Class A felony).

Police seized 22 bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale and a larger bag of crack cocaine. They have a street value of more than $1,500, the Task Force reported.

Simmons was arraigned in Albion Town Court by Justice Kevin Howard, who remanded Simmons to county jail on $25,000 cash or bond bail. He is to appear in Town Court on Wednesday at 9 a.m.