Five men were arrested in Thailand in a sting operation in September and brought to New York on Tuesday night. All pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges Wednesday before a judge ordered them held without bail until their next court date on Dec. 5.
So far in 2013, troopers have been called to 93 clandestine labs or incidents and they’re looking for the public’s help in dealing with the growing problem.
A California man and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges for supplying four pounds of methamphetamine to a Roman Catholic priest’s Connecticut drug operation.
A Roman Catholic priest from Connecticut is expected to plead guilty to one of the charges accusing him of making more than $300,000 selling methamphetamine.
Robert Beodeker, 50, also entered a not guilty plea to new counts of aggravated vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while impaired by drugs.
The drugs are worth about $1 million on the street, according to Brian Crowell, the special agent-in-charge of the DEA’s New York Division.
A dangerous new threat has emerged in the suburbs. Experts told CBS 2 that Mexican drug cartels have targeted the New York area with one of the most destructive and addicting drugs around.
Four New York City men are facing drug-trafficking charges after investigators seized a record-breaking shipment of methamphetamine in New Jersey.