News

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

Photo: WHCU

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.

Recent Headlines

8 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Super Bowl 50 commercials

14-overlay-1

A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

2 days ago in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

fivefingerdeathpunch

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

3 days ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Puppies predict Super Bowl 50

15-overlay-5

Right or wrong, one thing is for sure: these puppies are adorable!

3 days ago in Viral Videos

Watch what this guy does with his iPhone

22-overlay-2

This experiment will make you want to hit the slopes and take your cell phone along for the ride.

3 days ago in Sports, Weird

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

18-overlay-1

The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.