Woman indicted for manslaughter for selling drugs leading to fatal OD

Melinda Hamelinck has been indicted on drug and manslaughter charges. (Photo: MCSO)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A woman arrested in Perinton was indicted by a grand jury Monday for allegations that she sold cocaine and fentanyl to a man who fatally overdosed on the drug.

The Monroe County Heroin Task Force charged Melinda Hamelinck, 38, with second-degree manslaughter, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Hamelinck is accused of selling the combination of the two drugs to a 31-year-old man. The man then fatally overdosed on the drugs.

Hamelinck had previously been indicted and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Hamelinck is scheduled to be arraigned on August 27 at 9:30 a.m.

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