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Police: Heroin trafficking ring broken up; cash, drugs seized

Albany County law enforcement officials display Friday heroin in various stages of preparation, as well as packaging and cutting agents, seized in recent raids.
Albany County law enforcement officials display Friday heroin in various stages of preparation, as well as packaging and cutting agents, seized in recent raids.
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A Colonie-based heroin trafficking ring that used local mall food courts and then taxi cabs to distribute their drugs has been taken down, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple announced Friday. Authorities believe the ring was responsible for bringing as much as $160,000 worth of heroin into the Capital Region each week from New York City. A main method of distribution, Apple said, was through cab drivers bought by the organization with money and heroin. Addicts ...


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tgeorge12345
August 1, 2014
12:13 p.m.

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They will just move to another county, another location. It never ends as long as people have this need. Addiction is either an illness or a choice. If it is an illness the drugs needed should be available legally through a doctor. It is all wrapped up in mental illness. People are self medicating because health insurance is out of sight. We need to try harder.

joycemadre
August 1, 2014
2:27 p.m.

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Dealers will move to another area, yes. Addiction is an illness, once in recovery heads are clear and they go back out then its a choice. Doctors often are not much better then a dealer, they prescribe too easily

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