Newburgh man pleads guilty to possessing almost half-pound of heroin



GOSHEN – A City of Newburgh man is expected to be sentenced in
May to 10 years in state prison by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen
Brown on his guilty plea to felony criminal possession of a controlled
On February 10, Town of Highlands Police stopped a car in which Tysha Stevens, 23, was a passenger and they found 7 ½ ounces of heroin under the front seat where he was sitting.
“It is no secret that this area and this country are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, an epidemic that is destroying lives, families, communities” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “Too many people are addicted to heroin, and too many are dying, while drug dealers continue to rake in enormous profits from people who can’t help themselves.”
The DA said the heroin that Stevens possessed, without being cut by any other substance, could be packaged into more than 7,000 individual doses with a street value of some $17,000. But he said more than likely, those 7 ½ ounces of heroin would have been mixed with other substances, resulting in “a far greater number of doses and a far greater illegal profit.”