Drug Ring Supplying Elmira, NY with Heroin and Fentanyl Shut Down
The 15-month investigation led to the arrests of eight members of a drug pipeline responsible for funneling heroin from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Elmira, NY. Eight defendants were arrested and charged yesterday by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of one kilogram or more of a substance containing heroin, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, and use of a telephone to facilitate drug trafficking. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. The announcement was made by Special Agent in Charge James Hunt, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr.; Acting Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.
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