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4 Allegany County teens drive to Rochester for heroin, one ODs on way back

Three Allegany County teenagers have been charged with negligent homicide following the overdose death of an 18-year-old Andover man, State Police said.

Four young men drove from Allegany County to the Rochester area on Oct. 22 to buy heroin, according to the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

During the trip, investigators said, Gregory M. Dunne, 18, snorted heroin and lost consciousness, but was still breathing. Police said that on the way back from Rochester, the three other people in the car thought Dunne was asleep but then noticed he wasn't breathing.

The young men tried to wake Dunne up but could not, according to the investigation. Police said the driver, Robert J. Murray Jr., 19,  of Wellsville dropped the two other young men off before taking Dunne to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville where he was found to be dead upon arrival.

Andrew Elliott, 19, of Andover, Spencer S. Carl, 17, of Wellsville and Murray were each charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide, an E-level felony.

All three were processed at State Police barracks in Amity and arraigned in Town of Amity Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond. They are expected to return to court later this month.

The state police said they consulted the Allegany County District Attorney on this case. They were assisted by the Wellsville police department.


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