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Uncover investigation brings down alleged drug ring

Several alleged members or associates of New York's Gambino and Bonanno mafia families have been arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine from a gelato shop and other crimes, according to a federal indictment that was unsealed on Nov. 9. The arrests were the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation into the crime organization.

10 facing federal drug charges for shipping marijuana

On Oct. 19, New York law enforcement officers reported that 10 gang members from the Bronx were taken into custody for drug crimes. They were reportedly accused of shipping thousands of pounds of marijuana to New York from California. Authorities said the marijuana had an estimated value of $22 million.

U.S. drug war alive and well

The U.S. drug war is still alive and well in New York and across the nation, according to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The agency reports that overall drug arrests increased by 5.63 percent in 2016, with 1.57 million people taken into custody. That number is more than triple the combined arrest total for all violent crimes. Nearly 85 percent of all drug violation arrests were for drug possession.

When drug charges result from an unfair search and seizure

Drug charges can result from a number of different incidents. A sting, a routine traffic stop or an investigation may lead you to be charged with possession or another drug-related crime. Typically, to file such charges, law enforcement will perform a search and seizure to collect evidence against you. This practice, though typical, is controversial--and it may be unfairly performed. According to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, police in New York City perform thousands of stop and frisk or search and seizure procedures every year. The legality of such interactions is worth questioning, though, and there are a few things you should know if you have been subject to a search.

3 charged with drug charges after active meth lab found

On Sept. 27, three New York residents were taken into custody after authorities allegedly discovered a working methamphetamine lab in a garage. According to Corning police, officers were called to a property on East 5th Street for a trespassing in progress.

Man facing felony drug charges after traffic stop

New York State Police took a 27-year-old man into custody on Sept. 16 after a substantial quantity of illegal drugs were recovered during a search of his vehicle. Troopers say that they conducted the search after pulling the man's car over for driving erratically and noticing a substance inside the vehicle that appeared to be crack cocaine. The man is facing a felony count of drug possession with the intent to distribute and a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. He was also cited for driving without a valid driver's license.

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