Port Jervis drug dealer pleads guilty to additional charges



GOSHEN – A Port Jervis man, who was sentenced in April to 13 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision for his April 2016 possession of a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol in a Port Jervis residence, was sentenced on Thursday to four additional charges of narcotics sale including one charge of selling on or near school grounds. Robert Burbridge, 46, had previously been convicted of a crime.
On June 15 of this year, Burbridge pled guilty to criminal sale of drugs near school grounds and admitted that on February 17 he had sole cocaine near the RECAP Head Start Pre-K school in Port Jervis.
He also pled guilty to three other indictments charging him with drug sales. He admitted he sold cocaine in Port Jervis on February 15, 24 and 28.
When sentenced in August, the District Attorney’s Office said it would seek state prison time that would be in addition to his current state prison sentence.
The Port Jervis City Police Department’s investigation was triggered by community complaints about Burbridge’s trafficking in narcotics.

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