MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force says two men are facing a number of charges after using a taxi service to transport and sell crack cocaine in Medina.
Town of Shelby resident Roy Bishop, 42, is a driver for Medina Transport. Following an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in Medina, authorities say Bishop and Medina resident Reginald Kendrick, 40, trafficked the drugs using Bishop’s taxi.
Authorities also say the taxi was used to transport customers to the drug dealer.
Law enforcement officers believe the owner of Medina Transport had no knowledge of the criminal activity taking place.
Kendrick is charged with eight counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance along with an additional eight counts of controlled substance possession. Kendrick also faces four counts of conspiracy.
He was jailed in Orleans County without bail due to his criminal history. Authorities say he was also wanted on a drug charge out of Georgia.
Bishop faces three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of possession. Along with that, Bishop is also charged with five counts of conspiracy.
He was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Authorities say further charges and arrests are pending.