Newark man accused of selling fentanyl that led to woman's death

Updated: December 13, 2019 12:22 PM
Created: December 13, 2019 09:46 AM

PHELPS, N.Y. (WHEC) — An Ontario County man has been arrested after he allegedly sold fentanyl that led to a woman's death in Phelps.

Deputies arrested Jason Lewis, 41, of Newark on Wednesday and charged him with second-degree manslaughter.


EMS and deputies responded to a home in Phelps around 5 a.m. Wednesday for the report of an unresponsive woman. They found the woman in cardiac arrest and learned that she had recently used narcotics. 

First responders began CPR, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators say they determined that Lewis sold fentanyl to the woman during the early morning hours of Dec. 11. The use of that fentanyl caused her death, according to deputies.

Lewis is being held in the Ontario County Jail without bail due to two prior felony convictions. 

Deputies say additional charges against Lewis will be considered by the Ontario County Grand Jury at a later date.

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