DA: 15 ‘Merchants of Death” Arrested in Undercover Drug Operation
Fifteen people were arrested over allegations they sold fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and more in the Hudson Valley.
An undercover enforcement called, “Aces High”, used undercover police officers to purchase fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and prescription medications. The operation led to 15 people who were charged for dealing fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and prescription medications throughout Orange County, officials say.
“Drug dealers selling opioids, including heroin and oxycodone, truly are merchants of death.” District Attorney David Hoovler said. “As of August 2017, there have been eighteen suspected, and at least fifteen confirmed, overdose deaths in Orange County. Together with the assistance of local governments, and concerned Orange County residents, we can combat the narcotics epidemic that is killing far too many in our communities.”
Those who have been arrested and charged in this enforcement action include:
The following people have been charged but not arrested. The District Attorney’s Office is hoping for help in finding them:
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