posted on January 29, 2014 13:33
State law enforcement officials say they have charged 40 people and broken up two drug operations they say were flooding the region with cocaine.
New York Attorney Eric Schneiderman says more than $100,000 worth of cocaine and $90,000 in cash was seized during raids this week.
As of last night, 35 of the 40 suspects had been taken into custody.
Of those charged was a 59-year-old Pembroke grandmother who’s accused of acquiring hydrocodone pills and selling them to Tonawanda Indian Reservation residents and in Niagara, Erie and Genesee Counties. Geraldine Horsefall was described by Schneiderman as a linchpin in the operation who allegedly employed the help of her children and young grandchildren to assist in selling drugs.
Three other Genesee County residents were charged for their alleged involvement in the drug rings.: Rylyn Horsefall, 33, of Pembroke; Lori Schwab, 33, of Corfu; and Eric Parker, 38, of Pembroke.
Several Genesee County law enforcement agencies were involved in the cooperative effort.