A multi-agency drug task force announced today 12 people were arrested in Massena on federal drug trafficking charges. According to a news release, the investigation netted 380 grams of cocaine, 377 grams of heroine, 100 grams of crack, 5 handguns, and $11,000 in cash.
Almost all of those arrested are young, under the age of 30. And while most of them are from Massena, what’s interesting is that three are from New York City. Law enforcement officials highlighted this connection between local street crime in the North Country and larger, more organized suppliers from NYC “who travel north seeking new and expanded markets.”
In the release, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duvé called the bust “an important step in addressing the increasing presence of urban heroin and cocaine supply networks in northern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties.”