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Hudson Valley

Drug dealer sentenced

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ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A member of the Bloods street gang will spend 15 years in state prison for selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer.

Gary Watkins of Kingston was found guilty by an Ulster County jury of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Watkins was arrested as part of Operation Clean Sweep and charged with selling crack cocaine on five separate occasions to an undercover police officer He also has two prior felony convictions.

Watkins will also have three years of post-release supervision. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP