Rochester Woman Charged With Manslaughter For Providing Fentanyl

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath barracks announce the arrest of a Rochester woman stemming from a year-long death investigation in the Town of Greenwood.

59 year old Nancy Alvarez of Rochester was arrested on November 28th pursuant to a Superior Court Warrant issued through the Steuben County Court.  Alvarez was indicted by a Grand Jury on one count each of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (a class “B” felony), Manslaughter 2nd Degree (a class “C” felony), and Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree (a class “D” felony).

Police say on August 21st, 2017, troopers responded to a home in the Town of Greenwood regarding the reported death of a 48-year-old male.  The investigation at the scene indicated the possibility of a drug overdose, and items were forwarded to the New York State Police Crime Lab for testing.

An autopsy was completed by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, which included a chemical analysis of the victim’s blood.  The results from the NYSP Crime Lab determined that fentanyl was present in the items that were tested, and fentanyl was discovered in the victim’s blood through the chemical analysis.

Investigators were able to identify Nancy Alvarez as the supplier of the victim’s narcotics.  Investigators allege that, shortly before his death, the victim met Nancy Alvarez at her residence in the City of Rochester where she sold him the narcotics that directly caused his death.

Alvarez was located in the City of Rochester and arrested by the Troop E Violent Felony Warrant Squad.  She was transported to the SP Bath barracks where she was processed and remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail, pending her appearance in Steuben County Court.

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