NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Vincent T. Lightcap
Troop D Commander
The New York State Police Troop D Community Stabilization Unit conducted a four-day operation (Wednesday, January 18th through Saturday, January 22nd) in Onondaga County, focusing on weapons and narcotics trafficking.
The detail consisted of (5) two-person teams conducting traffic stops and intelligence lead narcotic and weapons trafficking investigations. The areas focused on were the City of Syracuse and the Town of Salina. In all, 11 defendants were arrested and charged.
During the CSU detail, Troopers conducted 310 vehicle and traffic stops, searched 53 vehicles, impounded nine vehicles, issued 144 uniform traffic tickets, and made five DWI arrests.
The detail seized 12.9 ounces (367 grams) of Cocaine, 10.6 ounces (301.5 grams) of heroin/fentanyl, 4.5 grams of MDMA, Oxycodone Pills, and 3.4 (97 grams) of Cannabis. They also seized $7,446 in US currency and recovered one stolen vehicle. (10) illegally possessed firearms/weapons were seized. (32) felony charges, (19) misdemeanor charges, and (3) violations were lodged against the 11 defendants. At this time, the names of the 11 suspects are not being released due to these cases being referred to the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct long-term investigations into narcotics and weapons trafficking in Central New York.
- 1 Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun with a fully loaded extended magazine
- 1-9mm Ruger fully loaded with a 15-round magazine
- FN 503 9mm semi-auto handgun with a fully loaded magazine
- Browning Arms A-BOLT .7mm caliber rifle
- Remington Wingmaster 870 shotgun
- Barrett Firearms 50 Cal. rifle Model 99,
- Bushmaster model XM15-E2S .22 Cal rifle
- Remington Model 700 .338 rifle with a magazine
- Glock 19 Gen 4, 9 mm handgun, loaded with a 30-round magazine modified with a switch for full automatic action
- Intratec 9mm Lugar handgun model AB-10 loaded with an extended magazine capable of accepting more than ten rounds
Criminal Charges Include:
(2) counts of Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree, class “A” felony
(7) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, class “B” felony
(1) count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, class “C” felony
(2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, class “B” felony
(6) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, class “C” felony
(7) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, class “D” felony
(5) counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, class “E” felony
(1) count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree, class “D” felony
(1) count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, class “D” felony
(4) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, class “A” misdemeanor
(10) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, class “A” misdemeanor
(2) counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree, class “A” misdemeanor
(2) counts of Resisting Arrest, class “A” misdemeanor
(1) count of Obstructing of Governmental Administration, class “A” misdemeanor
(1) count of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, a violation
(2) violations of the public health law of not posing prescription medication in its original container, a violation of section 3345
The Community Stabilization unit consists of uniform Troopers and plain clothes investigators who have been hand selected to serve in the unit based on their performance in narcotics and weapons trafficking investigations.