Listen: Marijuana, Yonkers And New York discussed on Vickie Allen and Levon Putney
"It's thirty seven in Bayonne and thirty eight and Bayshore WCBS news time one twenty number of drug dealers in Yonkers have been busted and an investigation that evolved, multiple law enforcement agencies era, total of twenty two suspects in this case dubbed by police operation clean slate after a ten month investigation fourteen. Of them are in custody seven or still out there and one is believed to be dead in all these suspects have been arrested a combined three hundred ninety three times during the investigation on the cover officers made over one hundred purchases of illegal drugs, which included opioid pills heroin crack and powder cocaine. Police Commissioner Charles Gardner says they are now facing several felony drug sale and possession charges. And if convicted they face up to twenty five years in prison Westchester district attorney Anthony Scorpene, oh says deaths from the opioid crisis. This year in the county so far have gone up from twenty seventeen the sale of illegal drugs, and the culture surrounding it rooms neighborhood increases crime and jeopardizes the safety of those who live and work here. It takes a lot cops are able to find the suspects in this case enlarge part, they say due to tips from people who live here Yonkers police headquarters. Mac, Rosenberg WCBS NewsRadio. Eight eighty marijuana isn't legal yet in New York, but local politicians are already trying to lay claim to what the money made off. We'd should be used for city controller Scott stringer calls the legalization of marijuana in New York. A new age gold rush because an illegal cannabis industry today. People will profit millionaires will be created new businesses will be started along with the gold. Rush will be an explosion of new tax dollars floating to Albany, potentially up to seven hundred million dollars a year attacks money made off of marijuana stringers says a chunk of that should be dedicated to uplifting communities hit the hardest by pot prosecutions in the past create a cannabis equity program and also make sure that we look at what we can do to improve and create wealth creation. Struggling communities that wealth creation would include more money for education and economic opportunities directly benefiting those communities Mike's melts WCBS, NewsRadio eight eighty when it comes to taking care."