Monday, April 23, 2018




Another OD death in Western Orange, arrest made


PORT JERVIS – For the second time in three days, a person died of a drug overdose in the Port Jervis area and in each case, arrests were made of people who allegedly provided narcotic drugs prior to their deaths.

In the latest incident, a 30-year-old Sparrowbush man was found in a residence in the early morning hours on Saturday, April 21 suffering from an apparent heroin overdose, police said.

Hours later, police arrested Patrick Shevlin, 28, of Montague, New Jersey on a charge of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was also charged with criminal possession with intent to sell.

The additional charges stem from Shevlin being found in possession of 270 individual packets of heroin when arrested on West Main Street in the City of Port Jervis.

Port Jervis City and State Police investigated and made the arrest.

Shevlin was remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Just days before, on April 19, a 28-year-old Port Jervis man was found dead in that city from an apparent overdose.

Police arrested Katelyn Smith, 23, of Port Jervis, and Gloria Bruno, 62, of Glen Spey, on drug charges. Bruno allegedly provided Hydrocodone to Smith, who allegedly gave it to the victim.

Both of those women were remanded on $50,000 bail.

The offices of the Orange County District Attorney, Sheriff and Medical Examiner assisted in the investigation.



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