The Metro-Jackson Task Force has stated five additional individuals have been indicted as a result of the crackdown on an organization that was selling illicit drugs in Watertown, New York. This is following the 13 charges that were filed the week before against the 33-year-old ringleader, a man from the same city.
A Canadian man was arrested on Dec. 22 by American law enforcement agencies for transporting drugs worth thousands of dollars into western New York. The 40-year-old man from British Columbia was arrested with the assistance of the Erie County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Niagara Falls police department and Homeland Security.
Law enforcement officers in New York might choose to arrest someone in possession of a synthetic drug that might still be technically legal. Drug manufacturers continually attempt to stay ahead of legislation by altering formulas for substances commonly known as bath salts or spice. Police, however, do not know the exact chemical makeup of a suspicious substance at the time of arrest. Therefore, a person could be jailed and charged until a laboratory determines the legality of the substance in question.
Do you face drug charges and fear time in a New York prison? While jail time may be the norm in Brooklyn, it is not the only legal route. In fact, it is not even the most effective one. Going to drug court is a much better option for you in the long run because it addresses the root of your problem and gives you a second chance at turning your life around with fewer consequences.
A coach at a New York high school was reportedly put on administrative leave after he was taken into custody for drug possession on Nov. 30. The 52-year-old coach, who worked at Hampton Bays High School, was to remain on leave until the outcome of the case was determined.
According to law enforcement officers with the New York Police Department, two men and two women were arrested after posing with BB guns on a Facebook live video, sparking panic. The four were reportedly taken into custody after a massive law enforcement response to the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Law enforcement agencies in New York and around the country must often determine whether an unknown substance is illicit. Dues to the sheer volume of products they must examine, authorities sometimes use very inexpensive testing kits to check substances on the spot. These inexpensive kits, which often cost as little as $2, are notorious for occasionally creating false positives. As a result, a number of people have faced unwarranted charges for drug possession or drug distribution.
New York residents who have interest in the Obama administration's continued effort to reduce the effect of antiquated sentencing laws may want to know that the President has commuted more than 1,000 sentences as of Nov. 22, 2016. In the waning days of the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department has indicated that it will continue to recommend such action until Mr. Obama leaves office in early 2017.
The use of drugs and alcohol is one of the most talked about issues in society. The topics are constantly in the news as debates rage over medical marijuana and legalizing other drugs. While drug addiction can be disruptive and destructive to every area of the addict's life, few realize that there may be a deeper underlying issue. As the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that illicit drugs costs may hit $11 billion, drug addiction is an issue that affects every member of society.
A financier who was convicted on charges relating to fraud was sentenced to four years in prison by a New York federal judge on Nov. 4. According to court records, the man defrauded a number of individuals, including the parents of a 9/11 victim, of more than $38 million.