65 arrested in massive drug ring take down throughout Central New York

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Over 60 people have been charged for allegedly conspiring in two major drug distribution networks throughout several Upstate New York counties.

According to New York State Attorney General Letitia James, 65 people were charged in connection with a heroin, fentanyl and cocaine trafficking ring in Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties.

An investigation led to the recovery of approximately 4,700 bags of heroin and fentanyl. The street value of those drugs is about $140,000. 

The investigation also recovered approximately 2 kilos of cocaine, valued at $200,000.

The seizure of these drugs was the result of a 15-month investigation that included covert surveillance and hundreds of hours of wiretaps.

Two separate indictments charge 65 people with crimes that include various counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit those crimes. 

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