WARSAW — A Batavia man with an extensive history of drug and burglarly-related arrests, including two arrests during the past year in Livingston and Wyoming counties, faces new charges after an indictment was unsealed in County Court.
Louis M. Coleman, 50, was arrested on a grand jury indictment warrant charging him with third-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Coleman is accused of selling methamphetamine in the village of Attica to an undercover Wyoming County Drug Task Force agent earlier this year.
Coleman had been scheduled to be sentenced on previous drug charges and is still facing numerous drug charges in Livingston County.
In late August, Coleman was stopped in Batavia and turned over to Livingston, where he was charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia; second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana; and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
The charges stem from a traffic stop in January 2021. Tests of substances found in Coleman’s car revealed cocaine and meth.
Coleman has a long criminal history and has served three state prison terms: two for burglaries in 1992 and again in 1994 in Monroe County and a third term for dealing drugs in Livingston in 2009.
Coleman was one of nine people indicted by a Wyoming grand jury in recent weeks after long investigations by Wyoming Drug Task Force.
n Jacob Burdic, 37, of Belfast is charged with two counts each of fifth-degree sale and possession of a controlled substance for dealing meth in Arcade.
n Cameron Federico, 23, of Batavia is charged with conspiracy for conspiring to sell meth in Attica to task force agents.
n Stephen W. Thompson, 45, of Attica is charged with third-degree sale and third-degree possession for dealing meth to task force agents in Attica.
Thompson has served two state prison terms for dealing drugs in Wyoming County: He served one year and four months in 2012 and a year later was again convicted of dealing drugs. He was sentenced to a determinate term of four years and six months.
n Bayne R. Johnson Jr., 51, of Perry is charged with two counts each of fifth-degree criminal sale and possession for selling clonazepam and lorazepem in Perry to undercover agents.
n Jaime Beals, 40, of Portageville is charged with third-degree sale and possession. She is accused of selling meth in Castile to task force agents.
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