32 Charged As Part Of New York Drug Operations
(AP) – Law enforcement officials say they’ve dismantled two major drug rings and charged 32 people – including a Jamestown man – responsible for funneling cocaine and heroin into western New York.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced the results of a joint 13-month investigation today.
The officials say investigators seized nearly $1 million worth of heroin and several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of cocaine as they targeted the flow of drugs into Rochester and Buffalo.
Those indicted include 19 people from Rochester, seven from Buffalo, two from New York City and one from Jamestown. They, along with two Massachusetts men and one from Pennsylvania, face charges of possessing and distributing drugs.
The suspects were arrested during a series of overnight raids.
Those charged in today’s two indictments are:
BRYAN MOORE – Jamestown, NY
JEFFREY ACEVEDO – Buffalo, NY
ELIGIO ADAMES – Rochester, NY
JERRY ALVAREZ – Buffalo, NY
JOSE ALVAREZ – Rochester, NY
EDWIN CRUZ- Buffalo, NY
JASON FIGUEROA – Rochester, NY
JOSE GAUTIER – Buffalo, NY
CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ – Rochester, NY
RANDELL GONZALEZ – Greece, NY
ANTWAN HINES – Rochester, NY
MERCEDES HUGHES – Buffalo, NY
ROBERT JACKSON – Buffalo, NY
PHILLIP LAGARES – Rochester, NY
EDDISON LANTIGUA – Queens, NY
NELSON MARCIAL – Rochester, NY
CARLOS MARTINEZ – Buffalo, NY
LUIS MARTINEZ – Rochester, NY
FRANCIS MEDINA-TORRES – Lawrence, MA
ANGEL L. MELENDEZ – Rochester, NY
JOMIAN OLIVO-PEREZ – Rochester, NY
JAKELINE ORTIZ – Rochester, NY
VICTOR OYOLA, a/k/a JOSE GOMEZ PRICE – Lawrence, MA
MARTHA PADUA – Rochester, NY
REINALDO RODRIGUEZ – Rochester, NY
SANTOS RODRIGUEZ – Rochester, NY
JOSE ROMAN – Rochester, NY
NYDIA ROMERO – Rochester, NY
FRANKLIN SUERO-PENA – Lehigh, PA
TOMAS SUERO – Bronx, NY
RICARDO VAZQUEZ – Rochester, NY
WILLIAM J. VAZQUEZ – Rochester, NY