Officials: Orange County man admits to being drug kingpin

Anthony Spagnola pleaded guilty in Orange County Court that he was the director of a major cocaine distribution network in the region.

Anthony Spagnola pleaded guilty in Orange County Court that he was the director of a major cocaine distribution network in the region. (10/3/16)

GOSHEN - An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to being a major drug trafficker.

Anthony Spagnola, 56, of Cuddebackville, admitted in Orange County Court that he was the director of a major cocaine distribution network in the region. He was arrested in April as part of a drug sweep codenamed “Operation Chopper,” which also revealed crimes committed by outlaw biker groups.

The district attorney is recommending a 10-year prison sentence.

Spagnola is set to be sentenced at the end of next month.

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