A Hudson Valley drug dealer admitted that he sold heroin to a 24-year-old who died.

On Thursday in Orange County Court, 32-year-old Jay Pagan of Maybrook pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance, in connection with selling heroin to a 24-year-old Maybrook woman who died as the result of a possible drug overdose on January 26, 2018.

Pagan admitted that he had sold heroin to the woman in his Maybrook home.

In total four people died from likely drug overdoses around the time of the 24-year-old woman’s death. In Jan. police alleged the deaths were related but haven’t announced anything from their investigation.

“Drug dealers who sell narcotics that result in someone’s death from an overdose must be held accountable for their actions,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. “The opioid crises continues to claim far too many lives. There were eighty-eight suspected overdose fatalities in Orange County in 2017.”

As part of his plea deal, officials are recommending Pagan be sentenced to eight years in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.

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