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Million dollar heroin ring, cocaine bust made in western New York

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Law enforcement officials say they’ve dismantled two major drug rings and charged 32 people responsible for funneling cocaine and heroin into western New York.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced the results of a joint 13-month investigation on Thursday.

The officials say investigators seized nearly $1 million worth of heroin and several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of cocaine as they targeted the flow of drugs into Rochester and Buffalo.

Those indicted include 19 people from Rochester, seven from Buffalo, two from New York City and one from Jamestown. They, along with two Massachusetts men and one from Pennsylvania, face charges of possessing and distributing drugs.

The suspects were arrested during a series of overnight raids.

The state Attorney General’s office says that a number of law enforcement agencies, including the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, assisted in the investigation.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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