Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Port Jervis man awaiting sentencing on gun charge, arrested on 14 drug counts

Burbridge

PORT JERVIS – A Port Jervis man, who was awaiting sentencing on a guilty plea to weapons possession, has been arrested again, this time on charges that he sold drugs in the City of Port Jervis.

Authorities arrested Robert Burbridge, 46, on March 3, charging him with felony sales of crack cocaine. The charges include six counts each of criminal sale and possession of drugs and two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near a school zone.

Police recovered roughly 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine during the course of the undercover operation.

Burbridge was sent to the Orange County Jail without bail.

“What exacerbates this case is that Burbridge was at liberty, on bail awaiting a four-year prison sentenced on March 22, 2017, for possession of a handgun when the sales occurred,” said District Attorney David Hoovler.

Burbridge faces an additional two to 12 years in state prison on each of the narcotics sales charges and the judge may sentence him up to 15 years on his original guilty plea to weapons possession for being rearrested, the DA said.

 


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