On Sept. 8, a 34-year-old woman was taken into custody by the New York State Police following a traffic stop. She was ultimately charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
New York police reportedly stopped at a Watertown apartment complex on Aug. 29 to do a routine check in with a parolee. When they arrived, however, they allegedly discovered a methamphetamine lab.
A 50-year-old New York man who was convicted on charges associated with drug possession has been sentenced to 51 months in jail. He had been convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more grams of methamphetamine.
On Aug. 15, 12 people were indicted on drug trafficking charges after they were accused of moving large quantities of heroin from New York to two New Jersey counties. The indictment was unsealed in a federal court in Manhattan.
Three New York residents were facing drug charges after an Aug. 10 raid uncovered an alleged meth lab. The raid occurred at about 5 a.m. at a residence located in the 1700 block of Canal Road in Oneida.
Multiple nuisance complaints from neighbors about a Jamestown apartment on Broadhead Avenue alerted police to the possibility of drug use activity. An investigation by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force along with observations by patrol officers supported the neighbors' suspicions. After gaining a search warrant for the property, the local police department along with the New York State Police CNET entered the residence.
Nineteen people were taken into custody during a four-day New York music and art festival that took place between July 28 and July 31. During a conference held on Aug. 1, authorities said that they began putting an investigation into possible drug sales several weeks prior to the event taking place.
On July 18, a 40-year-old New York man who was thought to be an important figure in a major heroin trafficking network was taken into custody. He was reportedly detained about two months after he was charged with 217 drug-related counts.
New York music lovers may be interested to learn that, on July 15, pop star Aaron Carter was taken into custody in Georgia on suspicion of drunk driving and drug possession. The 29-year-old singer and brother to Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter was facing charges for DUI, possession of less than 1 ounce of pot and possession of drug paraphernalia following the incident.
Two New York residents were issued drug charges following a June 23 raid at their apartments. One apartment was located on Hazzard Street and the second apartment was located on Colfax Street in Jamestown.