Hudson Valley Drug Ringleader, 2 Others Sentenced For Drug Conspiracy
Three men arrested during “Operation Family Ties,” including the alleged ringleader were sentenced for dealing heroin, PCP and more in the Hudson Valley.
On Tuesday in Orange County Court, 43-year-old Lamont Williams, Sr., 56-year-old Mark Robinson and Steven Reed, 25, all of Newburgh, were each sentenced for their role in a drug conspiracy in the Hudson Valley.
All three were arrested in connection with the “Operation Family Ties” narcotics conspiracy investigation.
The investigation began in June 2016, after City of Newburgh police and State Police received information about drug sales on Carson Avenue in the City of Newburgh.
The investigation targeted the sales of heroin, cocaine, PCP and marijuana in the City of Newburgh, and several surrounding towns in Orange County.
521.5 grams of cocaine, 43.91 grams of heroin, 8.21 pounds of marijuana, five ounces of PCP, $111,056 in cash, a stolen .45 caliber pistol and a 12 gauge shotgun were recovered during the 16 search warrants, police say.
On Tuesday, Williams Sr., was sentenced to nine to 20 years in prison. Robinson was sentenced to four 13 years in prison, Reed two to six years in jail.
In May, an Orange County grand jury charged 35 defendants with felonies related to conspiring to sell cocaine and heroin, largely in the Newburgh area. The grand jury issued two indictments that alleged the existence of two separate conspiracies to sell drugs.
Williams Sr., and his son, 27-year-old Lamont Williams Jr., of Port Jervis, operated a drug trafficking organization known as “Carson’s Casino,” police say.
Both are accused of employing a number of people, many who were family members, to sell powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and PCP.
A number of people have already pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in connection with “Operation Family Ties.”