Convicted felon busted for drug sales


ALBION — A Medina man with a long criminal history is again facing felony charges after an investigation into crack cocaine sales in Albion.

Akeem R. Gibson, 30, of 116 Frank St., was taken into custody Saturday on a sealed indictment warrant, according to the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force. He was allegedly found to possess 11 grams of crack cocaine while being placed into custody by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.

Gibson — who has three prior felony convictions — was charged in Orleans County with two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was additionally charged in Genesee County with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and vehicle and traffic charges.

Gibson was committed to Genesee County Jail without bail pending further court action.

The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.

Gibson was convicted in 2007 of third-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree promotion of prison contraband in Genesee County, according to state records. He was sentenced to five to 12 years and served his time at Greene Correctional Facility.

Greene has had several run-ins with the law since his release. He was charged this past October with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and was charged with petit larceny in October 2016 after allegedly stealing from a tip jar at a Batavia business.

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