Five PYA students arrested on drug-related charges

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Penn Yan Police made several arrests after an investigation of an incident that was first reported to Penn Yan School officials and the school resource officer. 

It is alleged that Preston Maciejewski, 16 of 2068 Townsend Road, Penn Yan sold Adderall, a controlled substance, to two other Penn Yan Academy students at the school during school hours.  He was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance fifth degree (class “C” and “D’” felonies). He was arraigned before Justice Dan Hibbard following his arrest on Jan. 16.  Maciejewski was then committed to jail on $2000  cash or $4000 bond.  He was later released after bail was posted.

In connection with the incident, a 17-year-old Penn Yan youth was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.  His name is not being released because he is a mandatory youthful offender.  He was released on an appearance ticket for village court.

A 16-year-old Penn Yan area youth was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.  It is alleged he possessed an Adderall pill and a pipe with marijuana residue while in school at Penn Yan Academy.  He was also issued an appearance ticket to village court.

Charges are also pending against two other 15-year-old PYA students.  One is charged with sale of a controlled substance fourth degree and possession with intent to sell.  The other is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree. 

The sale involving the 15-year-olds is alleged to have occurred in November 2007.  The other four charges are related to sale and possession on Jan. 16, 2008.  Their cases will be referred to the Yates County Probation Department for possible family court action.