Big Jervis Harbor dealer commits new crime in prison, sentencing postponed

Port Jervis’ main drug dealer Richard McIntorff, while awaiting sentencing in prison, committed a new crime, according to a hearing in Orange County Courthouse on September 22.

At the request of the plaintiffs, the sentencing date has been postponed until October 18.

According to a police source, McIntorff committed assault in prison.

McInturff is one of the largest fentanyl smugglers arrested by Port Jervis police, according to the case’s lead investigator, Mike Decker.

In March 2021, when Decker and his team executed a search warrant at the McIntorff residence in Port Jervis, New York, they found nearly 8,000 bags of fentanyl two inches by one inch, he told the Epoch Times.

McInturff obtained the drugs from sources in Patterson, New Jersey; Each bag can sell for about $10 on the street, Decker says.

Decker said that while in custody at the Port Jervis Police Department, McIntorff attempted to escape, but was apprehended by police before he could escape from the station.

In December 2021, a grand jury indicted McInturf on one main count of operating as a flagship store, along with four other counts, including criminal drug possession, criminal drug use, escape and tampering with physical evidence, according to an Orange County attorney. Desk.

McIntorff pleaded guilty to two counts of acting as a major drug smuggler and first-degree escape in July.

Prosecutors, accused of acting as a major drug smuggler, recommend that McInturf serve 12 years in a state prison, followed by five years of supervision; On charges of absconding, he is serving two to four years in a state prison, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

The verdict was originally scheduled for September 22.

McIntorff’s father, Larry McIntorff, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of tampering with physical evidence last year.

Larry McInturff pleaded guilty in July, admitting that, at McInturff’s request, he hid a keyring with apartment keys belonging to McInturff, knowing they were to be used as evidence against his son.

Prosecutors are recommending that Larry McIntorff serve a split sentence of six months in county jail, followed by five years of probation, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Larry McIntorff will be sentenced on the same day as his son, on October 18.

A rise in fentanyl is fueling overdose deaths in Orange County, New York, according to a previous interview with Orange County District Attorney David Hoeffler.

In 2022, nine out of 10 overdose deaths in the county were caused by fentanyl, while three years ago, only half were related to fentanyl.

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Kara is a reporter for the Epoch Times in Orange County, New York. She can be reached at [email protected]

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