Drug Trafficking Bust in Mount Vernon NY: 11 Arrested, 1 Still At Large

  1. angelraysmehigher
    11 men in Westchester County are under arrest after police say they were behind a major drug trafficking ring in the area.

    Authorities in Mount Vernon say the men were behind an illegal organization known as the "Daniels Controlled Substances Organization", which peddled fentanyl and heroin in packaging that was stamped with a red smiley face throughout the town and in the Bronx.

    While 10 of the suspects were arrested, one was already serving time in county jail and another still at large.

    Following the arrests, police seized 6,000 bags of heroin, 1.5 kilos of loose heroin, a half kilo of cocaine, $25,000 cash and a loaded revolver.

    The bust was the result of a seven month investigation by Mount Vernon Police, Westchester County Police and prosecutors from the District Attorney's Investigation Division.

    "This is a major hit on narcotics trafficking in Westchester County," said Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said. "Keeping deadly drugs like heroin and fentanyl out of the pipeline can save lives and stop the collateral violence and criminal activity that goes with it."

    The defendants face charges of enterprise corruption, operating as a major trafficker, conspiracy and criminal sale and possession of heroin and fentanyl.

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  1. TheBigBadWolf
    Major accomplishment. That may have disturbed the local drug trade for an hour or two.
    Say don't they have anything better to do than cutting off the poorest of the poor, the people in the streets from their supply that helps them stay without the torture of forced withdrawal?

    Why don't they begin to prosecute criminals instead?
    Street level dealers busted.
    How long did they write took it to investigate? Seven months!

    one needs to let that melt on one's tongue: Seven Months!
    Seven months of highly paid specially trained investigators. For mere 6000 *bags* (whatever this is in grams we will probably never know, what with metric system and stuff) and 1.5 kg of 'loose' heroin of unknown content.
    And $25k in cash is what somebody I know very well and have been cooperating with made in the time of one afternoon, backintheday when I have been a criminal.

    If I were law enforcement I'd at least try to sell it as a big thing. Not even this they exerted themselves for. Shame.
  2. angelraysmehigher
    @TheBigBadWolf i totally agree...

    Similar shit happened near to me recently. A particular dealer got busted ONLY AFTER 2 years of police surveillance and case development for which they caught a street level dealer that would have been providing a tiny fraction of the local community with meth. For the amount of time they spent developing that case, the cease in drug trade was not worth the effort or resources at all.
    And they think that prosecuting those street level dealers will make them talk but most don't and if they do, they're so far down the syndicate chain that it would take them 20 years at that rate to get anywhere near the people running them..

    Law enforcement and government are utterly ignorant in the war on drugs that they wage today.
    It should bloody change but it won't. People who use drugs will just continue to be shamed and stigmatised and those caught probably get stuck in the cycle their whole life since criminal records don't allow much in the way of employment, approval for loans and housing leases and travel abroad etc..

    I hope one day the perception and approach is shifted cause so many young and decent people I know that got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time with the potential for rehabilitation just spiralled out of control from a backwards justice system, likely to spend the rest of their lives in and out of jail...
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