Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Anthony Maillet, 35, of Port Jervis, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin to twelve years in State Prison and three years post-release on each of three felony narcotics cases.
On February 8, 2016, Maillet had pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. At the time of his plea Maillet admitted selling cocaine in the City of Port Jervis on October 31, 2014 and selling heroin on November 18, 2014, in the City of Port Jervis. Maillet also admitted possessing 96 decks of heroin with intent to sell them in Port Jervis on May 7, 2015.
On May 7, 2015, while Maillet was out on bail, City of Port Jervis Police detectives responded to a civilian complaint of suspicious drug activity involving a person in a silver minivan in the Family Dollar parking lot on Jersey Avenue, in Port Jervis. When the detectives responded, they found Maillet in his silver minivan with 96 glassines envelopes containing heroin. Maillet also had more than one-eighth ounce of crack cocaine and ten methadone pills.
Maillett also sold narcotics to under-cover police officers of the Orange County Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force is composed of police officers from various Orange County Police Departments, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. On October 31, 2014 Maillet sold cocaine to an undercover police officer in exchange for $200. On November 18, 2014, Maillet sold heroin to an undercover police officer in exchange for $300.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Port Jervis Police Department and the Orange County Drug Task Force for their investigation and aid in the prosecution of this case.
“This defendant, who continued to sell narcotics even while he was released on bail on a felony narcotics case, deserves every day of the twelve year prison sentence he received,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Drug dealers who habitually continue to denigrate our communities must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. While my office will consider recommending treatment to appropriate offenders who suffer from narcotics addiction, society must be protected from those drug dealers who continue to flood our communities with these dangerous substances, despite repeated efforts to stop them from continuing these illegal acts.”
District Attorney Hoovler commended Assistant District Attorney Neal Eriksen for his work in the prosecution of these cases.