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Drug Charges Archives

Investigators uncover alleged North Korean meth smuggling ring

Five foreigners were brought to New York from Thailand to face charges that they were conspiring to smuggle 100 kilograms of very potent, North Korean methamphetamine. The men were taken into custody on drug charges and transported to the U.S. on Nov. 19. They were brought before a judge on Nov. 20, and they all pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges. The judge has ordered them to be held without bail until Dec. 5, which is their next court date.

New York man facing drug charges

A 20-year-old New York man has been arrested following an Oct. 22 traffic stop in Montgomery County. Authorities claim to have discovered 3.6 grams of marijuana and 0.3 grams of ecstasy in his vehicle, for which he received numerous drug charges including unlawful possession of marijuana and misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Accused internet mastermind to be transfered to New York

New York will soon play host to the man accused of running the illegal trading website known as "Silk Road." He has been scheduled for transfer from California to a prison in New York state, where he will face charges of money laundering, computer hacking conspiracy, narcotics trafficking conspiracy and others. He has refused to seek bail while in custody and has been using the services of the public defender in San Francisco. After his transfer, he will have a new lawyer, but no other information has yet been released.

New York man facing charges for drug ring connection

A man who tested positive for drugs and refused to acknowledge his involvement with a drug ring based in Ogdensburg was taken into custody on Sept. 30 during his sentencing. The defendant was originally taken into custody on Dec. 6 during an apartment drug raid conducted by Ogdensburg police. The raids were the result of a crack cocaine trafficking investigation.

New York town arrests five for drug and weapons violations

Police in Poughkeepsie arrested five men after coming to a Days Inn on Haight Avenue to investigate a large volume of people going in and out of one of the rooms. Police say that upon arrival, they discovered $2,700, a pair of handguns and 648 individual bags of heroin. As a result, three men from Poughkeepsie, a man from the City of Newburgh and a man from North Carolina now face drug charges.

Multiple charges against 57-year-old New York man

After a man was reportedly carrying a gun in the vicinity of Battle Row Campground in Nassau County, police came to the trailer park to investigate. The individual who called them, a 46-year-old man, said that the accused, a 57-year-old man, had been intimidating him for an unspecified period of time. Months earlier, the accused elderly man had been kicked out of the campground by a manager and told not to come back.

NYC "ex-madam" candidate charged for allegedly selling drugs

A self-described "ex-madam," a candidate for New York City comptroller has been charged with illegally distributing prescription drugs. The 38-year-old was charged on Aug. 19 with selling Adderall, Xanax and other drugs. She's is also facing charges of orchestrating the sale of approximately 180 oxycodone pills for cash. She has posted bail in the amount of $100,000 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 5. According to authorities, she will be under strict pre-trial supervision.

New York physician charged with selling prescriptions

A New York physician with offices in Baldwin and Queens was taken into custody on allegations that he was illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to two patients. He was arraigned on two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in Nassau County Court.

New York dean suspended after drug charges

The dean of students of an all-boys Jesuit school in New York was taken into custody after he was suspected of possessing illegal drugs. According to police reports, the 35-year-old man was found sleeping in his car near a business. Upon approaching the car, police say the school administrator told them he was feeling ill and took some medication. He allegedly showed them eight pills that were not in an appropriate container.

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