Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Armed Drug Dealer Receives Additional State Prison Time

Robert Burbridge

GOSHEN – Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, Robert Burbridge, age 46 of Port Jervis, was sentenced to multiple state prison sentences, which will result in him serving a total sixteen years in state prison in connection with five indictments charging him with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and Criminal Possession of Weapon in the Second Degree.

Hoover said that on Apr. 3, 2017, Burbridge had been sentenced to thirteen years in state prison, and five years post release supervision, as a result of his having pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of  Weapon in the Second  Degree, possessing a loaded .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol inside his Coleman Street residence in Port Jervis on April 1, 2016.

On Jun. 5, 2017, Burbridge pleaded guilty to an additional four counts of Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, which were contained in separate indictments.

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On Nov. 13, 2017, Burbridge was sentenced with respect to the four additional indictments charging him with Criminal Sale of a Controlled substance in the Third Degree.  On each of two indictments charging him with selling cocaine in Port Jervis on Feb. 15, 2017, and Feb. 24, 2017, respectively, Burbridge was sentenced to nine years in state prison and two years post release supervision.  Those sentences will run concurrently with each other and with the sentence he received on Apr. 3, 2017.  Burbridge was also sentenced to an additional three years in state prison on each of two indictments which charged him with selling cocaine in Port Jervis on Feb. 17, 2017 and Feb. 28, 2017.  Those sentences were ordered to run concurrently with each other, but consecutively to the thirteen year and nine year prison sentences.  Collectively, Burbridge was sentenced to consecutive prison sentences totaling sixteen years.

“This defendant simply refused to stop trafficking narcotics, even after he had pleaded guilty to a felony,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “The community will be safer during the sixteen years he is in state prison.  I commend the City of Port Jervis Police Department for all the resources that they placed into these investigations, and for the way they coordinated their investigation with the District Attorney’s Office.”


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