Over A Dozen Suspects Apprehend In Massive NYSP Narcotics Operation

Wagswoofs – Late last week, law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police, carried out successful raids on several locations spanning from Orange County to The Bronx. As a result of these operations, over a dozen suspects were apprehended, and a significant cache of illicit drugs and firearms was confiscated.

Investigation and Warrants Executed Across New York

A substantial police force was required to carry out this extensive operation successfully. As stated in a press release by the New York State Police, State Police Troop F collaborated with the Violent Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET), the Community Stabilization Unit (CSU), and the Orange County District Attorney’s office for a period of two and a half months. Their coordinated efforts culminated in a decisive action executed on December 7, 2023.

Law enforcement authorities carried out 11 search warrants at various residences in The Bronx, Warwick, Chester, and Mamakating. Through these coordinated efforts, they successfully confiscated a significant amount of evidence and property.

…over 2 Kilograms of Cocaine, approximately 17 pounds of Cannabis, fentanyl pills, United States Currency, and eight illegal firearms.

2 Kilograms of Cocaine, approximately 17 pounds of Cannabis

Law enforcement not only seized a significant quantity of narcotics and weapons but also managed to apprehend and press charges against a total of 14 individuals. These individuals face a range of charges, including both felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Arrested Individuals and Where They’re From

The authorities made the majority of the arrests in Chester, with a total of 7 out of the 14 suspects apprehended hailing from this city.

The following individuals were identified as:

    • James Baltimore (36)
    • Antonio Bucci (28)
    • Christopher Bucci (58)
    • Michael Curtis (32)
    • Jennifer Curtis (31)
    • Klerisa Peterson (30)
    • Justin Peterson (29).

Warwick police have taken action, arresting and charging Anthony Bucci Jr, aged 62, and David Rinaldi, aged 31. In Mamakating, Markaj Narcj, 30 years old, was also arrested.

Law enforcement took the remaining four suspects into custody as they arrived in the Bronx.

    • Tyler Zaborski (26)
    • Lestor Zaborski Jr (50)
    • Marcus Hicks (28)
    • Dominick Deluccia (48).

List of Charges and Who’s Hit the Hardest

Four out of the 14 individuals arrested have been charged with the most severe offenses. The individuals facing these charges include James Baltimore, Antonio Bucci, Tyler Zaborski, and Lestor Zaborski Jr. They are each facing first and second-degree charges for crimes such as Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy. Following their arraignment, all four have been remanded to the Orange County Jail.

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Ten additional suspects have been arrested on similar charges, although not as severe as those faced by the previous four individuals. Christopher Bucci and Michael Curtis were arraigned in court and subsequently released on their own recognizance.

Jennifer Curtis, Anthony Bucci Jr, Klerisa Peterson, Justin Peterson, Marcus Hicks, Dominick Deluccia, Markaj Narkaj, and David Rinaldi were all given tickets and released. They are required to appear in court at a later date. To see the specific charges for each suspect, please refer to the press release from the New York State Police.

The press release emphasizes that the case is still ongoing and actively being investigated. Law enforcement authorities further state that additional charges and arrests are anticipated as the investigation progresses.

If or when new information becomes available, we will keep updating this story.

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