Firefighter, retired police officer among 29 charged in New York drug bust

  • Source: ABC 7 News
  • Published: 02/06/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Middletown firefighter and a retired Spring Valley police officer were among the dozens arrested as part of a sweep of allegedly drug dealing bikers in Orange County Tuesday. Authorities say more than 20 people were taken into custody when search warrants were executed at 15 locations in connection with two separate drug rings, with the same man -- fire Lieutenant Paul Young -- at the center of both. In all, 29 people were targeted for arrest, and investigators say leaders of the drug rings were so brazen that they sometimes met at the fire house. Officials say the investigation, dubbed "Operation Bread, White and Blues," centered on several motorcycle organizations that allegedly distributed cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana and steroids. The drugs reportedly came from both domestic and foreign sources, with the suspect allegedly selling the drugs throughout Orange County. State police, DEA agents and the FBI agents executed the warrants.


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