Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Three “Operation Family Ties” drug defendants sentenced to prison

GOSHEN – Three of the 35 defendants rounded up earlier this year in a major narcotis investigation were sentenced to prison on Tuesday.


Williams

Robinson

Reed

Lamont Williams, Sr., 43, Mark Robinson, 36, and Steven Reed, 25, all of Newburgh, were each sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Robert Freehill to state prison for conspiracy in the second degree, a felony, and other crimes.   Williams, Robinson, and Reed had been charged in connection the “Operation Family Ties” narcotics conspiracy investigation. 

Williams, who had pleaded guilty on July 25, was alleged to have been one of the major leaders of the conspiracy.  He was sentenced to 9 to 23 in state prison for the charge of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, and nine years in state prison, plus three years post-release supervision, for criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Robinson, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the second degree, was sentenced to 4½ to 13½ years in state prison. Reed, who had pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy in the second degree, was sentenced to two to six years in state prison.

In May, 2017, an Orange County grand jury charged 35 defendants with felonies related to conspiring to sell cocaine and heroin, largely in the Newburgh area.
 
The investigation targeted the distribution of heroin, cocaine, PCP, and marijuana in the City of Newburgh and several surrounding towns in Orange County.

Several other defendants have already pled guilty and been sentenced.

 


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