A Hudson Valley man is heading to prison after he was found with "dangerous narcotics" at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler confirmed a Newburgh man was sentenced for dealing drugs at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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In late January, Sherlan Simpson, 37, was found guilty of multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and perjury.

He faced a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison for the drug charge and up to 7 years for perjury.

This week, Simpson was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

“A huge quantity of drugs was intercepted by the police in this case before it could be spread throughout our community,” Hoovler said in a press release. “The lengthy and appropriate sentence imposed on this defendant reflects the serious nature of his crimes and criminal history."

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Police Chase At Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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As alleged at trial, on January 6, 2021, Simpson was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation in the vicinity of State Route 32 in the Town of Woodbury. New York State Troopers observed a backpack in the back seat of Simpson’s vehicle.

Simpson then fled the traffic stop in his car, racing into the Woodbury Commons where surveillance video showed a backpack being thrown from the car.

Police later found the bag which included some of Simpon's personal belongings and two kilos of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $200,000, officials say.


Simpson's DNA was later also found on the bag, according to Hoovler.

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“The spread of vast quantities of dangerous narcotics was disrupted by the keen attention of the law enforcement officers in this case,” Hoovler said. “This defendant was prevented from peddling his drugs in our communities by his arrest, prosecution and conviction. That the defendant would go so far as to lie under oath before the Grand Jury strikes at the very heart of our criminal justice system and itself deserves stern punishment."

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