Rochester man sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for providing drugs in overdoses in Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 July 2018 at 3:53 pm

Jonathan Agosto

ALBION – A Rochester man who provided a heroin/fentanyl mix that caused several overdoses in Orleans County was sentenced to 5 ½ years in state prison.

Jonathan Agosto, 31, of Rochester on April 23 pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. He could have faced up to 8 years in prison.

Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church sentenced Agosto to 5 ½ years of incarceration on Monday.

Agosto was charged in February with 10 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, which are Class B felonies.

Law enforcement say Agosto provided a dangerous heroin/fentanyl mixture to about 30 Orleans County residents, resulting in several overdoses in early 2018.

Several law enforcement agencies worked together on search warrants and Agosto’s arrest. The Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, along with the Greater Rochester Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (G.R.A.N.E.T.), the Rochester Police Department and the Albion Police Department executed two search warrants in Rochester.

Police seized numerous bundles of heroin/fentanyl packaged for sale, over an ounce of heroin/fentanyl that was in the process of being packaged for sale, a quantity of cocaine packaged for sale, cash, scales, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia.

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