A wanted sex offender from New Jersey is accused of selling a lot of drugs in the Hudson Valley.

Orange County officials announced the arrest of a sex offender on Thursday following what's described as a "month’s long investigation by the Port Jervis City Police into narcotics trafficking in the Port Jervis area."

Sex Offender Accused Of Dealing Drugs In Orange County, New York


Damon Don, 46, was arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant, issued by the Port Jervis City Court, was executed at a home in the City of Port Jervis.

Don was charged with seven counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, five counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, all felonies, and two counts of criminal using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

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Caught Selling Crack Cocaine, Police

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As a result of the investigation, police recovered a total of approximately thirteen grams of crack cocaine, packaging materials for narcotics, a digital scale, and $1,859 in U.S. currency, officials say.

“A small number of persons are responsible for the vast majority of illegal drugs in our city," Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden said. “We strive to identify and focus our investigative, patrol and community resources to disrupt these persons and remove their illicit trafficking operations from our streets."

More Charges For New Jersey Sex Offender Found In Port Jervis, New York

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Don was additionally charged with a sex offender registry violation, a felony.

Don is currently under community supervision for life for having been previously convicted as a sexual offender in the State of New Jersey.

Sex offenders must notify the police when they move. Officials say this is the second time Don has been arrested for not notifying police about his move.

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Damon Don was additionally charged with being a Fugitive from Justice from the State of New Jersey. He was wanted in New Jersey for allegedly violating parole.

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