DEA and NYSP Seize $5 million and $210 Kilograms of Cocaine
(New York, NY) The Drug Enforcement Administration New York Field Division and the New York State Police announce the dismantling of a major cocaine distribution network based in Long Island, New York. The investigation culminated with three arrests, the execution of 8 search warrants throughout Suffolk County that resulted in the seizure of 210 kilograms of cocaine, $5,000,000.00, and three semi-automatic assault rifles.
A 3-month long investigation into a high level narcotics trafficking network was brought to a close in the early morning hours on March 30, 2006. The DEA and the NYSP arrested Billy Green, Norman Goode and Daniel Green. Norman Goode was employed as a Corrections Officer with the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department and Daniel Green was employed as a school teacher in the North Babylon School District who coached the girls High School Varsity Basketball Team.
The investigation started in December, 2005. The NYSP, Long Island District Office of the DEA, Suffolk County Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and the Nassau County Police Department all worked together to identify this Long Island based cocaine distribution organization that was attempting to negotiate the delivery of cocaine from Mexico to the Suffolk County, NY area. Law enforcement identified that the organization would use a route from Mexico to the Philadelphia area, via Los Angeles, California with the ultimate destination being Suffolk County, NY.