March 2018 Archives

Upstate New York drug squad arrests 28 to curtail drug crime

Twenty-eight people were recently arrested after a months-long investigation into drug dealings. The upstate New York drug squad, the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) made the arrests in an effort to curtail nationwide drug crime. Twenty-one men and seven women were taken into custody after authorities allegedly found they were involved in the trafficking and possession of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl and various pharmaceuticals that are illegal to sell or to possess without a prescription.

New York police officer arrested for drug trafficking

One of New York's finest -- a police officer -- was recently arrested and is facing drug-related charges. The female officer was apparently under surveillance for some time. She was taken into custody and charged with trafficking heroin. Authorities say the New York Police Department officer's car was found with $50,000 in it after she returned from a trip to Massachusetts. 

Ex Department of Correction employee guilty of child pornography

A 64-year-old investigator with the Department of Correction is facing time behind bars. The New York resident was recently found guilty of receiving, possessing and transporting child pornography. His minimum prison stay will be five years. Jurors convicted him after he was found to have been in possession of videos of preteen children being sexually abused. The jury didn't buy his explanation that he was downloading the porn so he could better understand minor victims.

Man in New York faces drug crime charges

A man in Albany was arraigned in federal court on March 1 for alleged crimes, according to local sources. The 38-year-old New York man faces drug crime charges as well as firearms offenses. It is not clear whether he is still in police custody at this time, but it has been confirmed that the case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

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