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Rochester woman charged with giving fentanyl to man who died from OD


October 21. 2016 6:59PM
NINA BATISTA 



ROCHESTER -- A 22-year-old woman is under arrest, accused of giving fentanyl to a man who overdosed and died.

Police arrested Nina Batista, 22, of Hancock Street at the Strafford County jail, where she was being detained, on a class A felony charge of dispensing a controlled drug with death resulting.

On the afternoon of Sept. 15, police were sent to an Osborne Street residence for a reported drug overdose. They found a 23-year-old man, who was not identified in a news release, deceased. His death appeared to be the result of drug use.

An autopsy was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Sept. 16, but the cause of death was pending toxicology reports. Test results determined he had died as a result of acute fentanyl intoxication.

Police continued to investigate the death and ultimately charged Batista with allegedly supplying the victim with the drugs.

Batista remains jailed, after refusing bail, and will be arraigned Monday at Strafford County Superior Court in Dover.


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