Seven people have been charged with selling marijuana and prescription drugs in the Village of Medina, Orleans County authorities announced Monday.
Four of them also were charged with welfare fraud, for allegedly using Medicaid to obtain prescription narcotics and then selling the drugs.
The arrests for prescription drug and marijuana sales came after a six-month investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, which served search warrants at 129 Erin Road and 135 State St. in the Village of Medina on Friday.
Matthew J. Albone, 32, of Erin Road, was charged with two counts each of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Stacy D. Bryan, 23, of West Avenue, and Kimberly C. Dillon, 57, of State Street, were each charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession.
Serina Winters, 37, of Church Street, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale and possession; Lori S. Martinez, 47, of Park Avenue, was charged with third-degree criminal sale and possession; Kayla Rowling, 22 of South Main Street, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana; and Bradley W. Albone, 63, of Erin Road, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Bryan, Dillon, Winters and Martinez were all charged with an additional count of third-degree welfare fraud for using Medicaid to obtain their prescription drugs and are being investigated by the Orleans County Department of Social Services. These four and Matthew J. Albone were all arraigned in the Town of Ridgeway and held in Orleans County Jail on $10,000 bail. An attorney appearance was held today.
Bradley Albone and Rowling have appearance tickets for March 6.