29 Charged Following “Operation DOPE” into Drug Sales in the Hudson Valley
An investigation called “Operation DOPE” led to 29 suspects being charged, 13 that are still at large, in connection with drug sales in the Hudson Valley.
Yonkers Police announced a series of arrests which took place Thursday morning targeting street level drug dealers in Westchester. Operation “DOPE” (Drug Opiate Proactive Enforcement) was primarily focused on heroin and opiate sales.
29 suspects were targeted following an investigation that began in October 2015. Undercover Officers were utilized and large quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, and prescription medicines were allegedly purchased from street level dealers.
It marked the first heroin enforcement operation since the Yonkers Police Department announced their HEART initiative last April. The initiative focuses on assistance and prevention of heroin usage, with an enforcement facet to targets dealers.
Police say the 29 charged have a combined arrest history of 425 total arrests, some with extensive criminal histories. This investigation is ongoing and 13 of these suspects remain at large.
Anyone with information on these remaining suspects can call (845) 377-7900, all information will remain confidential. In addition, 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the key word ypd plus the tip to 847411.
Police also urge everyone to call (845) 377-TIPS with information on heroin dealers or the location of heroin sales.