A Hudson Valley man who’s been described as a “predatory drug dealer,” is accused of selling heroin. Another man allegedly allowed him to sell drugs from his home.

On Friday, members of the Port Jervis City Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group executed a Port Jervis City Court no knock endorsed search warrant at an apartment on Ball Street.

As a result of the search and investigation, police allegedly recovered 24.5 grams of pure heroin, Suboxone films, marijuana, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Keith Nellums, 30, of Port Jervis was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, and criminally using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Detectives allege that Nellums intended to sell pure heroin.

David Gagnon, 57, from the Port Jervis apartment is accused of allowing Nellums to sell heroin from his home. He was charged with criminal nuisance, a felony.

Gagnon was remanded to Orange County jail on $2,500 cash bail. Nellums was remanded without bail to the custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office pending action of the Orange County Grand Jury. Under the New York State Criminal Procedure Law a local criminal court isn’t allowed to set bail on someone who has two or more prior felony convictions.

“I applaud the continued enforcement efforts of the Port Jervis Police Department, and their strong professional relationships with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler stated. “Their combined efforts have made a positive impact upon the quality of life in the City of Port Jervis by targeting narcotic and controlled substances offenses. The seizure of more than twenty four grams of pure heroin is significant. The defendant’s [Nellums] criminal history and amount of heroin seized indicate that he is a predatory drug dealer.”

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