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Police say Queens man had collection of guns, drugs

Police took a man into custody in Queens on Tuesday, March 18, on the suspicion of having illegal drugs and weapons in his residence. When police searched his place of residence in Sunnyside Gardens, they reportedly found drugs, real and imitation weapons and some cash.

Attorney General advocates for reduced drug sentences

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was scheduled to testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission that the federal mandatory minimum prison sentence for certain drug-related offenses should be reduced. In particular, he is endorsing a move to reduce the sentence for federally convicted drug dealers in New York and nationwide by one year, from 62 months to 51 months. His prepared remarks, which were released to the press ahead of his scheduled appearance before the commission, argue that the justice system's overreliance on incarceration for drug offenses is unsustainable and should be curtailed. His statement also argues that the high rates of incarceration have high moral costs that cannot be calculated.

3 face drug charges after New York police raid

A recent New York police raid has resulted in felony drug charges for three Sullivan County residents. On March 5, police raided a home in Glen Spey. Police allegedly found large quantities of oxycodone, crack cocaine and heroin. Eight people were taken into custody following the drug raid. Three individuals, a 35-year-old man, a 43-year-old woman and a 50-year-old woman, were charged with felonies.

House search leads to multiple drug charges 

A 25-year-old man from the New York town of New Lisbon has been taken into custody, and he now faces certain drug charges, according to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office. A sheriff's department spokeman said that a tip came in back in December regarding activity commonly associated with drug trafficking. This activity was allegedly occurring near the man's residence. Because the individual was on parole, Cooperstown probation officers and Utica parole officers worked alongside sheriff's department investigators on the case.

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