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Two women and two men were arrested Tuesday in Albion following a five-month investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription narcotic pills by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Albion Police.

Arrested during a raid on North Main Street were Theresa S. Nichols, 51, and her sons David Nichols, 28, and Joshua Nichols, 26. Also arrested during the raid was Serena L. Weber, 28, of Oakfield in Genesee County.

The three Nicholses were charged with numerous counts of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. They were charged with selling hydrocodone and tramadol pills that were purchased through prescriptions obtained by Theresa Nichols.

Theresa Nichols was charged with two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and fourth-degree conspiracy; one count of criminal sale; one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree; and one charge of felony welfare fraud in the third degree.

David Nichols was charged with two counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and one count each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Joshua Nichols was charged with one count each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Serena Weber was charged with one count each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Theresa and David Nichols were remanded to the Orleans County Jail on no bail because of prior criminal histories. Joshua Nichols was jailed in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. Serena Weber was jailed in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. All four face further court proceedings at 2 p.m. Friday.

Supervising Investigator Joseph F. Sacco and Orleans County District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone oversaw Tuesday’s raid.

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