A year-long investigation that was started after the overdose deaths of two men in 2017 has brought down a major drug ring that supplied heroin, fentanyl, marijuana and cocaine to the East Coast.
Investigators followed and wire-tapped Dionne Sharrow, Antonio Lopez, Pablo Vallecillo and Jason Keating for over a year while the four men supplied low-level street dealers in NYC and Upstate NY.
The investigation drew to a close Tuesday when officers raided the homes and stash houses of the four suspects. When cops hit Sharrow's condo on Long Island, they seized a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan, $590,000 dollars in cash and a loaded handgun. Mr. Lopez's and Mr.Keating's Queens homes contained several pounds of marijuana, hundreds of glassine envelopes filled with heroin and several weapons.
The city's Special Narcotics Prosecution office revealed that the four suspects have extensive arrest records dating back over decades. Sharrow has been arrested 17 times, Vallecillo eight times, Lopez seven times (including for a 2000 murder) and Keating has six arrests.
The four men pleaded not guilty in front of Justice Abraham Clott and will return to court on April 19.
The wives and girlfriends of the four suspects were all seen leaving the courtroom in tears.
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