Rochester Teen's Death Drug-Related; Mother, 2 More Arrested

Thursday night, Superintendent Michael Hopkins told FOX25 the district was partnering with police about how to address the growing drug problem.

Two people charged in the death of a teen in a Rochester motel were scheduled to face a judge on Friday.

School officials in Rochester said they are working on new drug education and prevention guidelines in the wake of the death of a 17-year-old student who overdosed on fentanyl.

Evangelique "Eve" Tarmey of Rochester was found at the Riviera Motel on October 17. Fentanyl, a painkiller, is often mistaken for heroin and is far more potent.

He was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail.

Ross, 41, has been charged with conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled drug, tampering with witnesses, two counts of falsifying evidence and dispensing a controlled drug.

Shortly after the warrant was announced for Aberle, she was arrested in MA, police said.

Ross said he then placed the drug on the table and Tarmey crushed it up and snorted it while Rood, Ross and Aberle injected it.

Ross said he awoke around 3:30 a.m. October 17 to find Tarmey slumped over in the bed.

"He stated he knew right away that (Tarmey) was dead", police said.

Aberle and Ross returned to the motel where Ross, Rood and Tarmey were staying and found Tarmey upset.

He then called the dealer and threaten to kill him, police said.

Her mother, Jazzmyn Rood of Rochester, 41, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled drug, endangering the welfare of a child, and reckless conduct.

Vanessa Coleman

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