2 arrested in connection with overdose death

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Police in Gates have arrested two men in connection with an overdose death.

On Jan. 25, Sean Vaniderstine was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Police immediately began investigating his death as a homicide.

Four days later, police arrested Darnell Tillmon, 34, after their investigation revealed that he previously sold heroin to the victim. Tillmon is charged with possession and sale of a controlled substance. He was found with 10 individual packets of heroin at the time of his arrest.

On Tuesday, officers also arrested , 26. They say Saez sold heroin to the victim one hour before his death. Saez is charged with criminally negligent homicide, as well as criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. He was sent to Monroe County Jail with no bail because of four previous felony convictions.

Police say there could be more homicide charges once they receive the victim’s toxicology results, but that could take another six months.

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