NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The arraignment of a woman accused of participating in a major heroin-packaging operation in the Bronx tugged at the heart strings of courtroom observers Monday — not with sympathy for the defendant, but for the terrible condition of three dogs rescued from what authorities described as a heroin stash house.
There were two shih tzu puppies and one adult dog seized from Tiffany Kincanno’s apartment in the University Heights section of the Bronx, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. They had been starved and tortured, prosecutors said. They’re now recovering in the hands of the ASPCA.
Detectives also seized heroin and cocaine from the bedroom of a child under 2 years old, authorities said.