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2 from Rochester arraigned for allegedly selling fentanyl, cocaine in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 March 2019 at 2:58 pm

ALBION – Two Rochester men were arraigned in Orleans Court today for allegedly selling heroin and fentanyl in Orleans County.

Oscar Rivera, 23, and Jonathan Velaquez, 25, both are charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. They allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl in June.

Rivera is in Orleans County Jail on $20,000 bail. Velaquez, who faces a possible federal charge for illegal possession of a weapon, is in Livingston County Jail on $50,000 bail.

In another case in County Court today, a Michigan man was arraigned after he was arrested in November for allegedly transporting over 100 grams of marijuana to Orleans County.

William Q. Nowak, 41, also allegedly had a large quantity of concentrated cannabis in the form of edible chocolate and edible candies made with concentrated cannabis all within his vehicle.

He was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree.

Nowak told the court he has recently moved to Ohio. He is free after posting a $50,000 bond in the Shelby Town Court.

All three defendants entered not guilty pleas today.

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