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Corrections officer accused of dealing drugs

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 14:54:35-04

A New York State Corrections officer is behind bars, accused of selling heroin and cocaine.

The Orleans County Sheriff's Office arrested Ronald W. Standish Jr., 32, of Albion, after an investigation into drug dealing in the Albion area. Standish was taken into custody after a search warrant was executed at his Holley Rd. residence, on Wednesday.

Standish is charged with four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of a controlled substance. All charges are felonies.

Standish worked at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion. Investigators say it's unclear if the officer was selling drugs inside the prison. The investigation, which is being assisted by the NYS Department of Corrections, is ongoing.

The officer was arraigned and taken to the Orleans County Holding Center where he remains on $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.