New Jersey man faces federal charges in drug-related death of Orange County man

WHITE PLAINS – Federal authorities have charged a 25-year-old Montague, New Jersey man with participating in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics, which distribution resulted in the death of an Orange County man.

Robert Ciervo was charged in a federal indictment with selling fentanyl and heroin that resulted in the death of Richard Beauchesne, Jr., 36, of Westtown.

Ciervo was arrested on September 29 and charged in White Plains federal court with participating in a conspiracy to distribute the drugs with Margaret Flood, 38, and Robert Flood, 39, both of Sparrowbush, and Travis Hopper, 24, of Matamoras, Pennsylvania.

If convicted, Ciervo could face from 20 years to life in federal prison.

It is alleged that Ciervo conspired to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and more than 40 grams of mixtures and substances containing fentanyl, between October 2018 and September 2019. It is alleged that on July 3, 2019, Ciervo distributed those drugs to Beauchesne and his use of the drugs resulted in his death.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI, Port Jervis City Police and State Police.

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