Rochester man charged after fatal overdose in Ontario County

A Rochester man was arrested following an overdose death.

According to a news release, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph C. Welch, 26, of Rochester for criminal sale of a controlled substance.


Ontario County Sheriff’s Investigators say Welch sold a narcotic drug to the victim who later died as a result of a fentanyl overdose.

Welch will appear before the East Bloomfield Town Court at a later date.


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