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Large-scale investigation leads to series of drug charges

Law enforcement in Rochester and throughout New York are invested in trying to stop drug crimes from taking place and making arrests when they do. Part of this is moving forward with large-scale investigations regarding drug crimes. This can vary from lower level drug sale to higher level possession with intent to distribute. Those who are caught up in and arrested as part of a drug investigation need to make certain that they protect themselves with a legal professional experienced in defending clients for drug crimes.

An investigation resulted in 106 people being arrested in an alleged drug distribution ring. Three were from Rochester. They are alleged to have conspired with two others to send the drugs to other areas of the state for dealers and users. The investigation known as Operation Gravy Train, centered around two separate drug enterprises that sent cocaine, fentanyl and heroin to St. Lawrence County. In the arrest, the drugs were found along with weapons and cash.

The street value of the heroin was $39,000; the fentanyl was more than $45,000; the cocaine was $10,500; the cash came to $89,000. The weapons found were a shotgun, two stun guns, three handguns, and a dagger. A bulletproof vest had been allegedly stolen from a deputy. Also found were bulk amounts of the various drugs. All those arrested are facing felony charges. This was a multiple agency operation.

With a drug bust this scale, law enforcement and the prosecutors will do everything they can to secure as many convictions as possible. The drug laws are harsh with the amounts that are part of this arrest and those who are facing trial must make certain that they defend themselves as vigorously as possible. Some might have gotten caught up in something they should not have. Others could have extenuating circumstances that led to this situation. No matter what, they need to make sure they have legal assistance with a qualified attorney.

Source: 13wham.com, “3 suspects from Rochester among 106 arrested in Operation Gravy Train,” June 2, 2017

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