Le Roy woman faces manslaughter charge for allegedly supplying Fentanyl
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 1, 2009 - 9:27pm
A 50-year-old Le Roy woman previously accused of dealing drugs is now charged with murder.
Joann M. Rusby, of 92 Lake Street, Le Roy, is accused of contributing to the death of Yvonne M. Hart, 53, whom Rusby allegedly supplied with Fentanyl.
Rusby was originally arrested March 11 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Today, Rusby was charged with manslaughter. The charge was brought after an autopsy report by the Monroe County Medical Examiner was filed.
Le Roy investigators allege that Rusby recklessly supplied the victim with a Fentanyl patch that could cause death if not properly used and failed to notify the woman of the dangers. The woman's death is believed to be a direct result of the Fentanyl patch.
Rusby is under supervision of Genesee Justice.