CNY suspects among more than 100 charged in ‘Operation Gravy Train'

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Multiple Central New Yorkers were among the 106 people busted in “Operation Gravy Train” – a campaign targeting drug trafficking to St. Lawrence County.

According to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the suspects were transporting fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and drugs into New York’s North country.

The AG’s office says the crackdown is the third in the Suburban and Upstate Response to the Growing Epidemic initiative (SURGE) campaign.

The other two are Operation Bricktown – a crackdown on an operation revolving around Syracuse’s once-notorious Bricktown gang – and Operation Un-Wise – which focused on drug activity in the Ithaca area and the Finger Lakes.

An array of law enforcement agencies were involved in Operation Gravy Train – including Syracuse Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement recovered:
- 2,600 bags of heroin (with a street value estimated at approximately $39,000),
- Approximately 3,005 bags of fentanyl (with a street value estimated at approximately $45,075)
- More than 700 bags of cocaine (with a street value estimated at more than $10,500

In addition, they seized bulk quantities of narcotics, including more than a kilo of cocaine, more than a quarter-pound of fentanyl, and more than three ounces of heroin, as well as approximately $89,000 in cash, three handguns, two stun guns, a dagger, a shotgun, and a bullet proof vest stolen from a Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The campaign culminated in two indictments – one for drug dealing in Ogdensburg, and another for drug trafficking originating in Jersey City, NJ and terminating in St. Lawrence County.

“These arrests are the result of great police work by multiple law enforcement agencies. These individuals were trafficking drugs across the North Country, with connections across Central New York and the New York City area. These arrests should send a message that this type of criminal activity will not be tolerated in our communities. We will continue to partner with other law enforcement agencies to track down offenders, shut down their operations, and make our streets safer for those we serve,” New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said.

Those charged in today’s two indictments include:
Sarah Ashley – Auburn, NY
Robert Baker – Ogdensburg, NY
Rasue Barnett – Syracuse, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Olivia Bender – Ogdensburg, NY
Amy Bennett – Pitcairn, NY
Nathaniel Bielski – Syracuse, NY
Jamie Bonanno – Watertown, NY
Gary Brown – Rochester, NY
Francis Burdick – Ogdensburg, NY
Brandon Bylow – Ogdensburg, NY
Raul Byrd – Gouverneur, NY
Barry Crayford – Heuvelton, NY
Sonia Cruz – Syracuse, NY
Lisa Davis – Syracuse, NY
Derek Denny – DeKalb Junction, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Kayla Fletcher – Tupper Lake, NY
Jamie Gaines – Ogdensburg, NY
Jordan Gaines – Ogdensburg, NY
Porsha Houston -  Rochester, NY
Gregory James – Heuvelton, NY
Donald Jennings – New York, NY
Jennifer Kerr – Ogdensburg, NY
Robert Kerwin – Gouverneur, NY
Richard Laplant – Oswegatchie, NY
Jennifer Larue – Ogdensburg, NY
Kimberly Larue – Ogdensburg, NY
Corey Lee – Philadelphia, NY
Kevin Lockenwitz – Albany, NY
Gary Lee Loffler – Ogdensburg, NY
Travail Madison – Ogdensburg, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Jose Marcano – Syracuse, NY
Jonathan Martinez – Syracuse, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Rondelle Moore – Rochester, NY
Jenelle Parker – Ogdensburg, NY
Mariano Patterson – Massena, NY
Shane Perkins – Ogdensburg, NY
Alyssia Petrie – Norwood, NY
Tiffany Richway – Harrisville, NY
Jennifer Rosenbarker – Gouverneur, NY
Lee Sattler – Ogdensburg, NY
Joshua Seidel – Ogdensburg, NY
Richard Sides – Gouverneur, NY
Darren St. Germain – Ogdensburg, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Taylor Teriele – Ogdensburg, NY
Justin Whitmarsh – Edwards, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Mark Willard – Ogdensburg, NY
James Yerdon – Ogdensburg, NY
Kenneth Yerdon – Ogdensburg, NY
Jessie Young – Heuvelton, NY
Sean Young – Ogdensburg, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Saidah Abdulkarim – Jersey City, NJ
Heather Amarel – Massena, NY
Charles Ayotte – Massena, NY
Adam Baxter – Norfolk, NY
Chase Baxter – Norfolk, NY
Michael Berry – Waddington, NY
Anthony Bushey – Winthrop, NY
Kimberly Clifford – Massena, NY
Katie Davison – Massena, NY
Nicole Dishaw – Massena, NY
Patience Dissottle – Norwood, NY
Kamao Douglas – Norwood, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Tashawn Dutton a/k/a Tashawn Payton – Jersey City, NJ
Curtis Felder – Newark, NJ
Ahijah Foster – Jersey City, NJ
Dandre Gatson – Buffalo, NY
Mark Green – Potsdam, NY
Samantha Griffin – Madrid, NY
Sharon Gushlaw – Massena, NY
Stacey Haley – Massena, NY
Jason Henriquez – Endicott NY
Sierra Herbick – Ogdensburg, NY
Jared Johnston – Madrid, NY
Rizwan Khan – Massena, NY
Christopher Kocienski – Massena, NY
Trista Ladue – Massena, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Jenna Lamar – Canton, NY
Caisey Lamotte – Massena, NY
Bobbie Jo Larock – Massena, NY
Christopher Larose – Potsdam, NY
Donna Larose – Massena, NY
Michael Laury – Orange, NY
Jose Marte – Bronx, NY
Melissa McCarthy – Norfolk, NY
Matthew McGrath – Massena, NY
Terry McGregor – Massena, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Tyler McGregor – Massena, NY
Douglas Monroe – Massena, NY
Leah Musante – Massena, NY
Daniel Nye – Cortland, NY
Travis O’Neill – Massena, NY
Allen Oshier – Massena, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)
Mariano Patterson – Massena, NY
Dale Pryce – Massena NY
Jason Purnell – Woodbridge, NJ
Paul Radel – Massena, NY
Christopher Reed – Jersey City, NJ
Stephanie Sellers – Jersey City, NJ
Yasif Sims – Jersey City, NJ
Ciera Smith – Massena, NY
Francine Sokolowski – Massena, NY
Bobbiejo Stowell – Massena, NY
Sabrina Torrez – Jersey City, NJ
Lydell Washington – Bronx, NY
Casey Jo West – Cortland, NY
Quareese West – Jersey City, NJ
Shaka Williams – Plymouth, NY (currently incarcerated - not in connection with this case)

 



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