Boxing club owner admits to dealing heroin

Prosecutors say Raymond Rivera has pleaded guilty to being a member of a heroin-distribution network

Prosecutors say Raymond Rivera has pleaded guilty to being a member of a heroin-distribution network (8/23/16)

NEWBURGH - The owner of the Newburgh Boxing Club has admitted to being a member of a heroin-distribution network in the Hudson Valley.

Raymond Rivera, 49, has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied heroin to a drug ring operating in the area of First Street in Newburgh.

Rivera was among 23 people swept in a drug sting called “Operation Punch-out.”

He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced next month.

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