24 people indicted in drug scheme linked to Capital Region

Twenty-four people have been indicted in an alleged cross-country marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracy in the Capital Region.

Thousands of kilograms of marijuana were shipped from California to our area, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said.

Marijuana would be sold through a slot in the door of a building on 5th Avenue in Troy, they said. The profits were then allegedly laundered using money transfers, real estate transactions on expensive homes and to renovate properties here in the Capital Region.