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Three people charged in Orleans County drug bust

Updated: 02/13/2014 12:41 PM
Created: 02/13/2014 12:25 PM WHEC.com

Three Medina residents have been arrested after a year-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine and marijuana in Orleans County.

The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force has charged 28-year-old Brenton Poole and 34-year-old Erika Poole with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana. A third suspect, 26-year-old Norman Bloom Jr., is charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

Police say the seized more than three ounces of cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy pills, a variety of prescription narcotic pills, a variety of bath salts, $3,000 in cash, a semi-automatic rifle, scales, packaging and other drug paraphernalia at the Pooles' home and in a vehicle. Investigators say when they executed a search warrant at a third location, “Biz Nest” on Main Street in Medina, they found more than 1,000 pirated DVD movies as well as counterfeit clothing and merchandise.

All three were arraigned on the charges and are currently being held in the Orleans County Jail

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.

Erika Poole
Brenton Poole
Norman Bloom


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