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Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher BorekMay 9, 2018 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Narcotics Case
Maybrook Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Selling Narcotics to Woman Who Died
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on May 8, 2018, Jay Pagan, 32, of Maybrook, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to eight years in state prison, and three years post-release supervision in connection with selling heroin to a twenty-four year old Maybrook woman who died as the result of a possible drug overdose on January 26, 2018. On March 22, 2018, Pagan had pleaded guilty Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Second Degree.
At the time that he pleaded guilty, Pagan admitted that he had sold heroin to the woman at his Maybrook residence. Prosecutors stated on the record at the time that Pagan pleaded guilty that they would be recommending that he be sentenced to eight years in state prison when he is sentenced on April 30, 2018.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of Montgomery Police Department for their investigation of the case and the defendant’s arrest.
“This defendant deserved the state prison sentence that we recommended and which the judge imposed,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Drug dealers who sell narcotics that result in someone’s death from an overdose must be held accountable for their actions. The opioid crises continues to claim far too many lives. There were eighty-eight suspected overdose fatalities in Orange County in 2017. I commend the Town of Montgomery Police Department for their investigation of this woman’s tragic death. My office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those who peddle dangerous and frequently lethal narcotics. While we continue to recommend treatment for many offenders who are addicted to narcotics, reducing the supply of narcotics by imposing meaningful state prison sentences on narcotics traffickers is a necessary part of the solution to this epidemic.”
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Janine Kovacs.