Jamestown Heroin Drug Bust, 41 Arrested

July 30, 2014 Updated Jul 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

July 30, 2014 Updated Jul 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM EDT

(Jamestown, NY)
New York Attorney General's Office:

"Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Police, the Jamestown Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Border Patrol today announced that narcotics possession and sale, conspiracy to distribute and other charges have been filed against 47 individuals accused of taking part in a drug distribution network that funneled heroin from Philadelphia and New York City to Jamestown."

Officers arrested 41 suspected heroine drug dealers early Wednesday morning, 25 of those suspects were arrested in Jamestown.

More than 100 officers from multiple law enforcement agencies took part in the bust called "Operation Horseback". In addition to the Jamestown suspects arrests were also made in Binghamton, Puerto Rico and New York City all in connection with the Jamestown investigation which started one year ago.

More than $30,000, three thousand bags of heroin , prescription drugs, and guns were seized.

Defendants also allegedly sold to prisoners and rehab patients.

Police are working to arrest six more individuals allegedly involved.
With the suspected drug dealers off the street law enforcement agencies are concerned there may be a spike in heroin related hospital visits and have put county heath officials on alert.

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