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3 men charged after drug raid

On Sept. 24, three New York men were taken into police custody after a search warrant was executed at a residence in New City. The accused 22-year-old, 26-year-old and 32-year-old men were each charged for criminal drug possession. Police say the 26-year-old man is also facing charges for criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Prior to the raid, Clarkstown Police Department had reportedly been investigating information they had received about possible drug activity going on at a residence on West Clarkstown Road. During the search of the home, officers allegedly discovered marijuana, suboxone, drug paraphernalia and 240 wax envelopes containing heroin. According to the Rockland County District Attorney, authorities are using social media and other intelligence gathering techniques in an effort to identify where drugs are coming from and where major suppliers are located.

New York man facing drug charges allegedly tussled with police

A 21-year-old man accused of being involved in an altercation with Brockport police officers is facing charges stemming from the incident as well as drug-related charges. Police took him into custody on Sept. 27.

The altercation transpired during the early morning hours of that day, when officers attempted to detain two individuals on suspicion of drug crimes, police reported. Allegedly, the 21-year-old man physically engaged with an officer, who ultimately suffered an ankle injury on account of the altercation, while the other individual fled the scene on foot. According to authorities, police are still searching for the individual who ran.

Man accused of stuffing drugs into plush D.A.R.E. lion

On Sept. 8, a New York man was accused of hiding drugs in a stuffed animal wearing a Drug Abuse Resistance Education T-shirt. Police say that the plush D.A.R.E. lion was found to contain marijuana, LSD and cocaine. The 22-year-old man who was allegedly in possession of the stuffed animal received two drug possession counts. He was charged for one count of unlawful possession of marijuana and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The incident took place at a bus station in the man's city of residence, Plattsburgh, close to the Canadian border. Troopers at the scene allegedly discovered two grams of marijuana, a half-gram of cocaine and an unknown quantity of LSD inside the lion. It's unclear what led to the search and seizure.

String of burglaries leads to criminal charges in New York

On Sept. 12, a 57-year-old man was taken into custody in connection to several burglaries after authorities searched his home. According to Wellsville police, the search was the result of a two-and-a-half month burglary investigation. The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted the local police with the investigation.

A 57-year-old man at the residence was charged with burglaries at JB's Rockin Disco and the Hanover Street Laundromat. The laundromat was reportedly burglarized on July 8, and the man was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession and petit larceny. He also received felony charges of criminal mischief in the second degree and burglary in the third degree in connection with that burglary.

Man accused of robbing convenience store

On the morning of Sept. 12, a New York man was taken into custody after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a convenience store in Binghamton. Authorities in Broome County received a report about the incident shortly after 1:30 a.m. Detectives were able to locate the accused man, and they reportedly interrogated him about the event.

Police say money from a cash register was taken from the Hess gas station on Glenwood Avenue. The alleged robber was described as a male who was seen wearing black gloves and a red bandanna. The man was also believed to be carrying a handgun when he allegedly took the cash and fled the gas station on foot. Reports did not indicate whether the man is facing additional charges or if he has a previous criminal record.

3 charged with drug crimes following home search in New York

On Sept. 10, a 22-year-old New York man was taken into police custody on suspicion of hiding 23 bags of crack cocaine in his body. According to the report, the man was accused of selling crack cocaine on Aug. 26 to another individual at the intersection of Charles and Treadwell avenues.

On Sept. 10, the authorities executed a search warrant at the man's home. Inside, they claimed that they recovered 42 bags of crack cocaine from the man's bedroom closet. Additionally, the authorities reportedly seized more bags of crack cocaine from a bookcase in the home's living room. Objects described as drug paraphernalia, including empty bags and a scale, were also taken from kitchen cabinets.

2 detained in New York on heroin drug charges

Authorities say that they confiscated heroin estimated to be worth $10,500 and detained two people on Sept. 3 near Syracuse. The seizure and detainment occurred after local and federal officials targeted a vehicle that was traveling north on Interstate 81 in Onondaga County.

Law enforcement agencies say that they are investigating a heroin epidemic across Central New York as the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Strike Force. Following a long investigation, authorities targeted a vehicle carrying a 22-year-old woman and 34-year-old man, both of whom are New Jersey residents. While searching the vehicle, officials allegedly found 31.5 grams of heroin.

Drug task force detains 2 in heroin bust

A 22-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man are facing drug charges after a Sept. 2 traffic stop in LaFayette, authorities stated. Reportedly, the Interstate 81 traffic stop was the result of a long-term investigation led by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Strike Force. The task force is comprised of both local and federal officials and aims to thwart the 'heroin pipelines" that are behind the 'heroin epidemic" in Central New York, according to authorities.

Authorities allegedly recovered 31.5 grams of heroin from the vehicle in which the 22-year-old woman and 34-year-old man were traveling north, toward Syracuse. Officials detained the two individuals and charged them with, among other offenses, felony possession of a controlled substance. According to authorities, the confiscated heroin is worth more than $10,000.

New York man accused of assault using a hammer

A New York man was taken into police custody on Aug. 25 after he and an unidentified accomplice were accused of beating another person on Aug. 23. According to the report, the man was charged with assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree harassment.

It was not stated how or why the alleged beating occurred. It appeared that the person who was beaten was struck on the head with a hammer. The two accused individuals then allegedly used their fists to strike the injured person in the face and body. A baby stroller was also allegedly used to inflict damage to the injured person's face and body. As a result, the person reportedly suffered severe lacerations to the head, which required staples, a skull fracture and cuts to the face that required stitches to close.

Police seek man in sneaker store robbery

New York police were searching for a man they believe robbed a sneaker store on Aug. 15 in the Bronx. The robber was wearing a mask at the time of the robbery, which reportedly occurred around 10 a.m.

The individual who allegedly robbed the store had a gun and demanded that the owner fill the bag with cash. According to police, the owner put $100 into the bag before grabbing the gun from the individual.

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