New York residents may be interested in learning that a drug test may potentially be able to analyze any chemical traces that were left behind in a fingerprint to determine if a person had used cocaine. The technique, which was developed by research teams in the Netherlands and Britain, could be used as an alternative test to blood, urine or saliva testing.
On May 19, authorities in New York City announced that they had seized a record amount of heroin in a single drug bust. After a year-long investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly discovered 154 pounds of heroin hidden in secret compartments in a Chevrolet Suburban. The drugs have a reported street value of $50 million.
Three members of a New York family were taken into custody after authorities accused them of operating an international cocaine trafficking ring out of their pizza restaurant. The immigrant family members, who were originally from Calabria, Italy, ran a successful pizza restaurant in Queens called Cucino a Modo Mio. The father, mother and son were all held without bail after they were detained for drug charges on March 11.
On May 9, it was reported that a 60-year-old New York man was taken into police custody after his home was raided by police officers. The raid is said to have occurred on May 7, though it was not stated what evidence prompted the incursion.
Being charged with a crime in Nassau County can be a daunting experience. The accused party may be given the choice of asking for a plea bargain instead of pleading not guilty and taking the case to trial. Knowing what is involved in each option and how it will affect the outcome is important.
Brooklyn police arrested four people in New York recently on the allegations of selling cocaine to clients from a Toyota Prius in shifts. According to the district attorneys, these four individuals organized their trafficking to make the drug available to customers all year long. The four face heavy jail-time on several different charges.
People who are facing both criminal domestic violence charges as well as separate family court matters, such as a divorce or child custody proceedings, may end up having all of their cases transferred into an Integrated Domestic Violence court. When this occurs, a single judge will preside over all of the separate cases affecting the person and their family.
On March 31, three men in New York were detained after a joint operation between a local task force and several other departments. Police executed a search warrant on a Riverhead residence after receiving a series of complaints about concerns of drug activity in the area. The Suffolk County District Attorney funded the Multi jurisdictional drug task force leading the operation.
A Port Authority police officer said that two officers noticed a man feverish and trembling in the Midtown New York bus terminal during their walking patrol. They stopped to ask if he was sick and offer help. The 24-year-old man, who was waiting in line for a bus, said that he needed some candy to raise his blood sugar because he was diabetic.
On Feb. 27, police in New York charged two men for drug crimes following a raid at their home. The raid took place in Riverhead after authorities gathered information about drug sales that were taking place at a residence on Wilson Avenue. Two occupants of the home, a 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, were taken into police custody at the scene.