Mother/Daughter Duo Busted Selling Drugs in Orleans County

DandC - "A Niagara County woman and her teenage daughter have been accused of selling prescription drugs in Orleans County.

Amanda Laraby, 37, of Middleport and her 16-year-old daughter, whose name was not released by police, are both facing felony charges following a two-month-long investigation, said Joseph Sacco, supervising investigator of the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.  

Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone said Laraby is accused of receiving the prescription medication through Medicaid then, allegedly with her daughter, selling it on the street.

The mother-daughter pair are accused of selling prescription opiates in Albion and Lyndonville and were apprehended Wednesday after their vehicle was stopped on West Avenue in Albion, Sacco said.

Both women were charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, deputies said.

Laraby, who also goes by the name Amanda Streeter, was also charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She is facing a total of six drug-related felonies.

Officers seized oxycodone and hydrocodone pills following the traffic stop, Sacco said.

On Laraby's Facebook page, she lists past jobs as a sheriff's deputy and prison guard in Pennsylvania, but Sacco said officers could not determine that she has worked in law enforcement. Laraby also posted last month, urging a call to action to battle the nation's heroin epidemic."


"Laraby and her daughter were both arraigned in Albion Town Court and pleaded not guilty. Laraby was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. She is slated to return to court on Dec. 26.

The teen was released to a family member. She is scheduled to appear in Yates Town Court on Jan. 10.

Additional charges are pending. Sacco said additional charges allege Medicaid fraud, Welfare fraud, criminal diversion of prescription medications."

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