November 3, 2017




Fifteen charged with selling fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and prescription meds

GOSHEN – A total of 15 people have been charged with trafficking fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and prescription medications throughout Orange County. Four of them were charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Those arrested and charged on Thursday are:

  • Joe “Capital” Bailey, 36, of Newburgh
  • Robert Smith, 34, Newburgh
  • Asha McHale, 46, Blooming Grove
  • Damion “Toetoe” Jackson, 36, Newburgh
  • Scott Lemin, 46, Blooming Grove
  • Russell Knight, 30, Newburgh
  • Tashay Deans, 31, Newburgh
  • Tashon Murphy, 29, Newburgh
  • Wesley Patterson, 34, New Windsor
  • Rey Colon, 50, Port Jervis

The district attorney’s office is seeking the public’s help in apprehending the following people, who have been charged, but who have not yet been taken into custody:

  • Michael Shivers, 55, Blooming Grove
  • James Cox, 34, Newburgh
  • Ricky McNeil, 29, Newburgh
  • James Turner, 36, Newburgh
  • Shawn Neil, 39, Town of Wallkill

“Drug dealers selling opioids, including heroin and oxycodone, truly are merchants of death,” said DA David Hoovler. “As of August 2017, there have been 18 suspected and at least 15 confirmed, overdose deaths in Orange County.”

Hoovler said since the beginning of 2016 police in Orange County have had to administer Narcan 138 times to assist individuals suffering from opioid induced overdoses, resulting in 119 lives being saved.

“The illegal drug epidemic requires a constant and serious response,” the DA said. “The key to the success of these narcotics enforcement actions has been the collective efforts of the police agencies involved.”

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