GOSHEN — A man prosecutors say was a “higher level” member of a street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orange County Court in two separate drug-sale cases stemming from two task force investigations.

Damion Jackson, 36, pleaded guilty in front of Judge Craig Brown to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. He admitted to selling fentanyl on Jan. 4, 2017.

Jackson faced an indictment charging 13 counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and 14 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in that case. The charges are based on an Orange County Drug Task Force and Newburgh city police investigation and cover conduct from 2016-2017. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted. In exchange for his guilty plea, Jackson will get nine years in prison plus two years of post-release supervision.

Jackson also pleaded guilty to three felony charges as part of the New York State Attorney General’s Operation "Yellow Brick Road" prosecution. For his plea to second-degree conspiracy and second- and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, Jackson will get a sentence of three to nine years, consecutive to the Orange County District Attorney’s case.

Jackson is one of 16 defendants charged in Yellow Brick Road, and prosecutors say he was an upper-level member of the “600” gang, active in selling illegal drugs.

“Those who peddle these lethal substances, particularly fentanyl, for profit, in the quantities that this defendant was selling, deserve severe prison sentences,” District Attorney David Hoovler said in a prepared statement. “Far too many lives have been lost to opioids to allow large-scale narcotics dealers to continue to operate in Orange County.”

Jackson remains in Orange County, and will be sentenced July 20.