Rochester man sentenced to 5 years in prison for drug sales in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 March 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Rochester man who admitted he sold cocaine from his car in Holley in March 2015 was sentenced today to 5 years in state prison.

Roy L. Carter, 40, has at least one prior felony for a drug charge in Monroe County in June 2008.

Carter on Nov. 2 pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. As part of a plea deal, he would face no more than 5 years in state prison.

Carter declined to speak during sentencing this afternoon. His attorney, Brian Degnan, said Carter wants to make changes to his life while in prison, earning his GED and taking vocational training.

Orleans County Court Judges James Punch gave Carter the maximum sentence as part of the plea.

“You need to turn your life around,” Punch said. “You’ve been selling drugs for a long time. You are clearly a drug seller. You’ve caused a lot of misery and young people to go off the tracks.”

In other cases today:

Judge Punch set bail at $150,000 for a Medina man facing numerous drug charges. Reginald A. Kendrick, 40, of 703 Church St., Apt. 2, was charged last month with eight counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and four counts of conspiracy in the fourth degree.

He was allegedly selling crack cocaine in the Village of Medina. District Attorney Joe Cardone said Kendrick has a history of crimes, including in other states. He also has given false names, Cardone said.

“He has a remarkable record,” Punch said about Kendrick’s criminal history.

A mother and son were arraigned for three counts of promoting prison contraband.

Scott Briggs, 31, of Broome County is an inmate at the Orleans Correctional Facility serving a 6- to 7-year sentence for burglary and possession of stolen property.

Lori Briggs, 54, of Endicott allegedly mailed her son a painkiller on three occasions and also had it during a prison visitation. She faces an additional charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Judge Punch set bail for her at $20,000 and bail for her son at $150,000.