Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, City of Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, City of Newburgh Acting Police Chief Richard Carrion, and Town of Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman announced that fifteen defendants have been charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine, and prescription medications throughout Orange County.
The enforcement action, entitled “Operation April Showers,” used undercover police officers to purchase heroin, cocaine, and prescription medications. The countywide enforcement action, one of many since District Attorney Hoovler took office, demonstrates the District Attorney’s and police agencies’ unyielding commitment to cleaning up our neighborhoods by targeting those individuals who seek to poison our society through trafficking narcotics.
Kelly Menard, 44, a resident of the Village of Warwick, was arrested and charged with Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree Cocaine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl. The maximum sentence for the Class B Felony of Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree is nine years in state prison and post release supervision.
The cases are being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorneys Lorri Goldberg and Matthew Healy and Assistant District Attorney Janine Kovacs.
District Attorney’s Note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.