POLICE: Suspects in $7 Million Fentanyl Ring, Released Under New York Bail Reform
On Monday evening at approximately 7:25pm in a Bronx apartment, six men were arrested in an alleged $7 million fentanyl distribution operation.
Officers with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Raided the apartment and found six men packaging powder-filled glassine envelopes containing what appears to be fentanyl and heroine. Lab results are still pending.
All six men were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. The men were arraigned in court on Wednesday morning and all six were released without having to post any type of bail
Under the New York bail reform any type of non violent crime allows suspects to be released until their court appearance. The men were forced to hand over their passports and report back to court on February 27.
Despite the suspects being released this is still a huge win for the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. $7 million of drugs were removed from the streets which could potentially save hundreds of thousands of lives.
“This seizure is incredibly significant because it has saved hundreds of thousands of people from starting a cycle of opioid addiction by removing three quarters of a million heroin filled glassines from a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx.” – DEA Special Agent Charge Ray Donovan
“Great police work and a common goal go a long way in keeping our city safe from the dangers of illegal drugs.” – DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan
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