A.G. Schneiderman Announces Takedown of Major Hudson Valley Narcotics Distribution Ring in 'Operation Yellow Brick Road'


172-Count Indictment Charges 16-Person Violent Ring with Conspiring to Purchase and Sell Heroin and Cocaine in Newburgh, Orange County, and Throughout NY State; Investigation Also Recovered Guns and Cash; Several Defendants Alleged to Be Members of 600 Gang, Which Has Plagued Streets of Newburgh

If Convicted, Each Defendant Now Faces Between 8 1/3 to 25 Years in Prison

Operation Yellow Brick Road Marks 8th Takedown Since AG Schneiderman Launched SURGE Initiative, Focused on Collaborating with Local Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Violent Drug Traffickers in Suburban And Upstate NY – Taking 288 Traffickers Off Streets Since April 2017

HUDSON VALLEY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a 172-count indictment charging 16 members of a large, violent narcotics trafficking ring operating in the Hudson Valley, selling heroin and cocaine in Newburgh and elsewhere in Orange County. The indictment, unsealed in Orange County Court today, charged the 16 alleged co-conspirators with conspiracy, criminal sale of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, in addition to other charges. Each defendant now faces up to 25 years in prison.

Newburgh, NY
United States