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September 9, 2013

Police: Wholesale drug ring busted

Police: Cocaine, heroin sold in North Country

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PRIOR CONVICTION

Lloyd, who has a prior felony drug conviction and could face a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison, is a suspect in a kidnapping case in St. Lawrence County and a case involving weapons and drugs in Franklin County.

All the others charged face a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison if convicted.

Several community members crowded into the conference room with dozens of law-enforcement personnel to hear Hartunian outline how the busts were carried out, and three people thanked him and those gathered for breaking up the drug network.

“... these criminal groups have no boundaries, and it is only through local, state and federal cooperation that we can make a difference and keep organized drug distribution networks out of the North County,” Champagne said in a statement.

Email Denise A. Raymo:draymo@pressrepublican.com

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