GOSHEN – A Maybrook man pled guilty in Orange County Court on Thursday to a charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance in connection with selling heroin to a 24-year-old Maybrook woman who died as the result of a possible drug overdose on January 26, 2018.
At the time he pled guilty, Jay Pagan, 32, admitted he had sold heroin to the woman while they were in his Maybrook home. Prosecutors said they would recommend he be sentenced to eight years in state prison when sentenced next month.
This victim was one of five who died in Orange County over that same weekend.
“Drug dealers who sell narcotics that result in someone’s death from an overdose must be held accountable for their actions,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “The opioid crisis continues to claim far too many lives. There were 88 suspected overdose fatalities in Orange County in 2017.”