Walden man pleads guilty to selling drug to man who died from fatal overdose

GOSHEN – A Walden man pled guilty in Orange County Court on Friday to criminal sale of a controlled substance for having sold heroine to a man at a Village of Montgomery residence on July 18, 2018. The man subsequently died from a heroin overdose.

Alban Rowe, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Robert Freehill next month in this case as well as another one.

Rowe also pled guilty on March 5 to criminal sale of a controlled substance for having sold heroin in the Town of Newburgh to an undercover police officer assigned to the Orange County Drug Task Force on May 24, 2018.

The investigation into the overdose death was conducted by the State Police, aided by Village and Town of Montgomery Police departments, Walden Village Police and the DA’s Office.

DA David Hoovler said the “lethal nature of heroin, and the fentanyl that is frequently sold with it, has been well documents and well publicized.” He urged all who suffer from substance abuse disorders “to seek help before there are additional traffic consequencies.”



Get Email Updates

* indicates required