MEDINA – An Orleans County taxi driver has been charged with selling crack cocaine out of his cab and giving rides to both a drug dealer and customers to facilitate drug sales.
Cab driver Roy W. Bishop faces 11 felony charges, while accused drug dealer Reginald A. Kendrick faces 20 felony counts, according to the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.
The pair was arrested Friday and arraigned in Ridgeway Town Court, authorities said.
Bishop, who worked for Medina Transport, was arrested at his home on Main Street in the Town of Shelby. Kendrick, who also is wanted on a drug charge in Georgia, was arrested in his apartment on Church Street in Medina.
Kendrick, 40, was charged with eight counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, eight counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and four counts of third-degree conspiracy. He was being held in the Orleans County Jail without bail.
Bishop, 42, was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and five counts of fourth-degree conspiracy. He was being held on $50,000 bail.
Both men are scheduled to appear in Shelby Town Court at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities said the owner of the taxicab company had no knowledge of his employee’s alleged criminal activity.
In addition to the task force, representatives of the Orleans County Multi-Agency SWAT Team, the Medina Police Department, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Homeland Security assisted in the execution of the search warrant at Kendrick’s apartment.