ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WETM) – Nolan Rogers, 32, of Lisbon, CT, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of fentanyl at the Bath VA Medical Center, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, and a fine of up to $100,000.
In March 2019, Rogers was a resident at the Bath, N.Y. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. On March 2, 2019, Rogers returned to the facility after a trip home to Connecticut, when VA Police received information that the defendant was in possession of a prohibited item.
VA Police responded and after speaking with Rogers, officers removed approximately 20 small baggies from his pocket that were rubber-banded together. Also recovered were four knives with blades over three inches long, an unspent round of ammunition, three used hypodermic needles, and a bag of unused needles.
Subsequent laboratory testing performed by the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that the substance contained in the 20 seized baggies was fentanyl.
Rogers is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.