Andy MattisonFeb 13, 2018, 5:53 pmFeb 13, 2018, 5:55 pm

16 arrested in bust of Hudson Valley heroin, cocaine ring

Authorities seize over $36K, drugs and weapons

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've busted a violent drug trafficking ring operated by gang members who terrorized the streets of a Hudson Valley city.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that 16 members of the narcotics ring have been arrested and charged with selling large amounts of heroin and cocaine in Newburgh and elsewhere in Orange County.

The investigation dubbed "Operation Yellow Brick Road" by local and federal authorities also resulted in the seizure of 2 pounds of methamphetamine, 40 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of doses of heroin, cocaine, five guns and $36,000 in cash.

Officials say several of the suspects are members of the 600 Gang operating out of Newburgh, the hometown of 14 of the 16 people charged. The other two suspects are from Poughkeepsie and Paterson, New Jersey.

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