Accused Dealer Charged After 4 Die From Likely Heroin Overdoses
Officials say four people died from a likely heroin overdose this weekend in the Hudson Valley. One alleged drug dealer was arrested.
On Friday, officials in Orange County investigated the death of a 24-year-old Maybrook woman as the result of a possible drug overdose.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of 32-year-old Jay Pagan of Maybrook for criminal possession of controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance, felonies.
Pagan is accused of selling heroin from his home to a woman on Friday who later died.
“There were eighty-eight suspected overdose fatalities in Orange County in 2017,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said in press release. “The opioid crises continues to claim far too many lives. This weekend alone there were four suspected overdose deaths in our county. 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.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Farina at the Town of Montgomery Police Department.
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