Rochester group charged with selling 'gray death' around Orleans Co.

Rochester police say a group of people from Rochester sold fentanyl, also known as gray death, around Orleans County. (Photo: Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force. )

A group of people from Rochester have been arrested, accused of selling and distributing fentanyl, also known as "Gray Death."

According to the Orleans County Major Crimes Task Force, 19-year-old Giovanni Serrano, 21-year-old Carlos Serrano, 18-year-old Nelvin Raul Martinez, along with a 15-year-old who was not identified, sold the drugs to a number of people from Orleans County.

The Rochester Police department, ICE, Homeland Security, and the Albion Police Department executed three search warrants at the suspects' homes. Investigators say they seized 37 grams of fentanyl, six grams of heroin, marijuana, and more than $7,000 in cash.

All four suspects are charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Investigators say Giovanni Serrano is currently on probation for a violent felony regarding a weapons charge in Monroe County.

Giovanni Serrano was committed to the Orleans County jail on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.

Carlos Serrano and Nelvin Raul Martinez were also committed to the Orleans County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

The Orleans County Major Crimes Task Force said:

"Orleans County law enforcement is committed to tracking down the source of these dangerous drugs no matter where, and arrest the individuals who are responsible for plaguing our communities with these dangerous drugs."


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