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DEA Makes Largest Meth Bust In New York State History

A mock methamphetamine lab (file/credit: Getty Images)

A mock methamphetamine lab (file/credit: Getty Images)

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Federal authorities recently seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine from a boardinghouse in Westchester County.

The Drug Enforcement Administration called the New Rochelle bust the largest in New York State history.

The drugs are worth about $1 million on the street, officials said.

Speaking with 1010 WINS’ Aaron Gerberg on Monday, Brian Crowell, the special agent-in-charge of the DEA’s New York Division, said the drugs are believed to have originated in Mexico.

Crowell said while methamphetamine is not nearly as popular painkillers and heroin in the region, cartels are trying to make in-roads.

“Mexican cartels are continuously trying to get it into the market here to generate more and more users. That’s the threat,” Crowell said.

Crowell also added that in addition to two arrests already made in the case, more are possible.

“The chemist that made this all the way to the transporters will all face justice eventually,” he said.

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