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.
Authorities charged 16 people on June 21 for allegedly being involved in a New York heroin trafficking ring. The individuals were accused of being narcotics suppliers and users who would also resell the drugs.
As overdoses continue to make headlines in New York and across the country, investigators in Long Island focused their attention on finding the source of drugs behind a recent non-fatal overdose. The Long Island Heroin Task Force suspected the occupants of a 2003 Mercedes Benz to be involved in the incident. Police pulled the vehicle over in Copiague and found heroin in the car of a 31-year-old man and 27-year-old woman. The woman's 21-month-old child was also in the vehicle.
Fans of rap music in New York anticipating the release of a debut album from Rich Homie Quan might not have a chance to see him perform in the future after his arrest for alleged drug possession. Police in his home state in the South arrested him along with five of his associates at a Saturday night checkpoint. Authorities suspected the men of possessing drugs and a stolen firearm.
A married couple in Jamestown found themselves under arrest following a law enforcement raid at their residence on May 16. After their arrest, their 4-year-old child was taken into protective custody. A municipal drug task force, state narcotics enforcement team and the DEA took part in the search of their home. The raid was conducted through a search warrant.