Task Force makes first medical marijuana arrest in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 November 2016 at 4:56 pm
Steven C. Jones

Steven C. Jones

MEDINA – A Rochester man is the first person arrested in Orleans County for the purchase and sale of medical marijuana in pill and liquid form, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force reported today.

Steven C. Jones, 47, of 44 White House Dr., Rochester, faces numerous charges after his arrest on Monday following an investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription pills and medical marijuana from the Rochester area to Orleans County.

The Task Force and Medina Police Department stopped a vehicle on South Main Street. Police used a warrant to search the vehicle, 552 Mahar St. and Jones’ residence in the Town of Greece.

Police seized police seized oxycodone pills, hydrocodone pills, medical marijuana in liquid form and medical marijuana in pill form.

Jones was charged with 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance   in the third degree (Class B felonies), 1 count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (Class C felony) and 1 count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (Class D felony).

He was arraigned in Albion Town Court by Town Justice Joseph Fuller. Jones was committed to the county jail on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing, and Jones faces at least 14 additional felony charges regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances, said Joseph Sacco, the Task Force’s supervising investigator.

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