A 36-year-old man was arrested in Lebanon County while transporting several passengers, including children. New York police believe the man was under the influence of drugs. He now faces a variety of drug crime charges, and if he is found guilty, he could face serious jail time and other criminal consequences.
Two residents in the village of Dayton have come under fire after being accused of taking part in illicit drug sales, according to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. New York State Police have worked in conjunction with the task force to file drug crime charges against a man and a woman. Several other arrests are apparently pending as further search warrants are being approved as part of the ongoing investigation.
Police say a sting operation took down a number of gang members who were allegedly dealing in narcotics and involved in gun crime. The New York Police Department dubbed the almost two-year investigation Operation Gang Green, which culminated in 15 arrests in connection with drug crime and weapons in the city. Cops seized a number of cars that were allegedly used to transport drugs and weapons, as well as $80,000 in cash during they described as the shakeup of a local gang operation in which 11 of the 15 arrested were members of a Dominican street gang.
In an attempt to thwart the sale of illegal narcotics that resulted in six overdoses in 16 months, the city recently filed a lawsuit to shutter a Staten Island apartment. The Graniteville complex is home to a New York residence which is allegedly a major drug crime scene where two deaths have occurred among the overdoses. Illegal drugs have also been sold out of the home, according to the authorities.
A dozen members of a faction of the well-known Bloods gang were arrested in connection with a recent drug bust. The 12 are apparently members of the Mac Baller Brims and are facing drug charges for allegedly peddling heroin and crack cocaine in the Bronx, a Brooklyn housing project and a northeastern state. Police say a 32-year-old high-ranking member led the drug crime operation in East New York's Pink Houses, buying from a 45-year-old man who dealt drugs in the Bronx.
Among the items seized by the New York Police Department in a recent drug bust was a Lamborghini. The luxury car was accompanied by the additional seizure of $600,000 that cops say are the fruits of drug crime. The investigation into two deaths caused by overdoses of the illicit drug, fentanyl, culminated in the arrests of four New York City men. Authorities also say they confiscated about 20 pounds of drugs.
A man believed to be responsible for flooding the New York area with the dangerous drug fentanyl has been arrested, according to local sources. New York authorities closed in on the Mexican native after he was fingered by an undercover agent who says the man imported some 44 pounds of fentanyl into the area. The sentence for drug crime charges of this severity could see the man in prison for years if he is found guilty.
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.
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.
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.