Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek
November 5, 2021 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Verdict
in Middletown Narcotics Case
Defendant Convicted of Selling Cocaine to City of Middletown Undercover Police Officer on Three Separate Occasions
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, November 5, 2021, Glenn Bradshaw, 30, of Middletown, was convicted by a jury in the Orange County Court of three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. During the trial, prosecutors argued that Bradshaw had sold cocaine to an undercover police officer of the City of Middletown Police Department on July 15, 2019, July 23, 2019, and August 15, 2019, and that those sales had been captured by digital recordings. As a result of bail reform legislation, Bradshaw had been released with no monetary bail being set during the pendency of the case, including during the trial. Bradshaw was remanded to the Orange County Jail by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown without bail following the verdict.
Bradshaw is scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2022 and faces up to twelve years in state prison on each of the three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, for a possible combined sentence of thirty-six years in prison.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Middletown Police Department for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant.
District Attorney Hoovler highly commended Assistant District Attorney Tanja Beemer and Assistant District Attorney Alexis Gregory who prosecuted the case.
“This case demonstrates the District Attorney’s Office’s ongoing commitment to work with our law enforcement partners to stop drug dealers who attempt to profit off of the addiction of others,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “Those who engage in criminal activities that put the public at risk, should not take solace in being released without bail. My office will continue to see that offenders face just punishment for their crimes. I thank the City of Middletown Police Department for their actions on this case, and their diligence in fighting narcotics crimes.”
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.