Robbery suspect charged in fatal overdose


ALBION — A Rochester man has been charged after a lengthy investigation into a fatal overdose last autumn in Orleans County.

Kashbi C. Sanders, 28, of 120 Charlotte St. Apt. 106 was selling a lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl to county residents, according to the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force. A person allegedly overdosed fatally in November.

Sanders has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was arraigned and returned to the custody of Monroe County sheriff’s deputies.

He is to appear Wednesday in Orleans County Court.

Sanders was already being held at Monroe County Jail in connection with a wild attempted robbery a few days before Christmas at a Rochester restaurant, according to media reports. He allegedly fired shots and fought with a Good Samaritan who tackled him.

They crashed through a plate glass window during the struggle.

Sanders allegedly fled the scene and was taken into custody in April. He was charged by city police attempted first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and numerous felony weapons charges.

The investigation into the fatal overdose is continuing and more charges against Sanders are possible, said Supervising Investigator Joseph F. Sacco.

Rochester city police and the Monroe County Heroin Task Force assisted the investigation.

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