Police in Staten Island, New York have arrested a 35-year old rap artist for weapons and drug possession after raiding his home. The police obtained a warrant for the home of rapper Shyheim Franklin, who had worked with The Notorious B.I.G., and allegedly found a gun rolled up in a sock, as well as heroin in a safe in his bedroom. Police also allegedly found drug paraphernalia such as a scale and plastic bags. Franklin was charged with drug possession and possession of a gun. Franklin has a previous criminal history, including jail time for attempted robbery and possession of a stolen gun. This previous criminal history means that Franklin is ineligible to possess a gun. Franklin is currently being held on $10,000 bail.
Police in West Chazy, New York recently arrested a 36-year old man and a 30-year old woman on charges of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamines. The couple was arrested after law enforcement found several precursors to manufacturing methamphetamines at a residence. The police did not find an active meth lab, but did discover syringes filled with drug residue. The man was charged with drug possession, manufacturing methamphetamine, and endangering the welfare of a child, and the woman was charged with the felonies of criminal possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment. Both have been placed in prison and have been scheduled for trial.
Recently, police in Peekskill, New York, arrested and charged three people with drug-related offenses in three separate incidents. In the first incident, a 28-year-old woman allegedly sold phencyclidine drugs to undercover police officers, and was charged with felony drug possession and possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested after a police investigation lasting a year-and-a-half. The second arrest was that of a 24-year-old man who was found during the execution of an unrelated police arrest warrant. Police uncovered a semi-automatic handgun during his arrest, and the man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, as well as the possession and sale of hallucinogenic drugs. The final arrest was that of a 42-year-old woman, and it came after a year-long police investigation into the sale of heroin. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance.
Recently, police in White Plains arrested a man for marijuana possession after observing him smoking a cigar in a park at night. The New York man was with two other men in their twenties. Police observed the three men smoking, and went in to stop them when one began to urinate in public. Police claim that the defendant then dropped the cigar to the ground.
Police in New York recently arrested a 29-year old man from Upstate following a drug raid. The man was charged with drug possession, specifically, two felony counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Police in Verplanck, New York recently arrested two men, an 18-year old and a 20-year old, for possessing illegal drugs. The drug charges included misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic instrument. Both men were arrested at the same time in Peekskill, New York. The 18-year-old man was accused of possessing heroin, and the 20-year-old man of possessing cocaine, according to New York State Police.
Recently, federal authorities investigated the use of the international banking group HSBC by a group of NYC men accused of trafficking in drugs. The men were additionally accused of laundering money, and the investigation ultimately resulted in a $1.9 billion settlement between the bank and the federal government.
Recently, police in Glendon, Pennsylvania arrested a Brooklyn, New York man for drug possession after finding his car stopped in the middle of the freeway and finding cocaine inside his car. The man's car was parked and running in the middle of the eastbound lane of I-78, obstructing traffic. The man was found in a stupor, with a white powder near his nostrils. Police also found a baggie with white powder inside, as well as straws, cash, and what was suspected to be cocaine, heroin, and meth. Law enforcement arrested the man on drug charges, specifically, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and careless driving. The man was treated for a possible drug overdose, and was held on $250,000 bail.
Police recently arrested a 69-year-old grandmother from Albion, New York, for attempting to smuggle marijuana and cocaine to her incarcerated grandson. The woman's specific drug charges include conspiracy and promoting dangerous prison contraband. The woman's grandson faced the same charges. Both the woman and her 28-year-old grandson have pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to the local authorities, the woman was caught on two previous occasions attempting to smuggle drugs to her grandson while he was incarcerated at Attica State Prison. Officials have since transferred him to a different prison in upstate New York.
New York police recently arrested and charged a man with heading an extremely profitable drug distribution ring that allegedly trafficked marijuana and ketamine, an animal tranquilizer.