12 people indicted in major Capital Region, Hudson Valley drug bust

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Twelve people have been indicted for roles in a heroin and cocaine trafficking ring in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region.

Two indictments unsealed in Ulster County Court on Wednesday allege the 12 people trafficked more than $1 million in cocaine and thousands of pills through Ulster, Dutchess and Saratoga counties.

The indictment also alleges the possession of illegal firearms, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office recovered 11 kilos of cocaine, with a street value of $1.2 million, plus 15,000 methamphetamine pills, 5,000 artificial Xanax pills and 750 heroin pills.

In addition, 39 firearms – including four assault weapons – were recovered, with 40 capacity magazines, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

The takedown was a part of an 11-month investigation led by Attorney General Letitia James’ Office, aimed at keeping New York streets safe from dangerous drugs and guns.