65 charged in two massive drug rings in Upstate NY

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBNG) — Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced the indictment of 65 individuals charged with conspiring in two major drug distribution networks that transported heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine to Onondaga County, St. Lawrence County, Oswego County, Oneida County and Jefferson County.

According to two indictments unsealed Thursday, the investigation led to the recovery of approximately 4,700 bags of heroin and fentanyl (with a street value estimated at approximately $140,000), and approximately 2 kilos of cocaine (with a street value estimated at more than $200,000).

The 12:30 p.m. news conference was streamed live on the WBNG 12 News Facebook page and can be viewed below.

 PHOTO SOURCE: WTVH

Nicky Hickling

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