A Newburgh heroin dealer is heading to prison for possessing around $5,000 worth of heroin.

On Tuesday in Orange County Court, 28-year-old Davonte Hawkins of Newburgh was sentenced to 11 years in prison for possessing heroin with the intent to sell.

“Those who sell heroin attempt to profit from the very substances which are devastating our communities and destroying so many lives,” Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said.

In May, a trial found Hawkins guilty of third and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, on August 2, 2016, Hawkins tried to toss heroin over a fence, when he saw police coming his way on Grand Street in the City of Newburgh. The heroin was recovered, with a street value of around $5,000.

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