54 Individuals Charged with Trafficking Hundreds of Bags of
Heroin, Fentanyl, and Nearly 3 Kilograms of Cocaine
WATERTOWN – Attorney General Letitia James today announced the indictment of 54 individuals charged with conspiring in three major drug trafficking rings that funneled heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine to Jefferson County in the North Country. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Heat Wave,” seized nearly three kilograms of cocaine, hundreds of bags of heroin, fentanyl, and dozens of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills. As alleged in the three indictments unsealed in Jefferson County Court today, the investigation led to the recovery of roughly 850 bags of heroin mixed with fentanyl and 65 grams of heroin, which could be broken down into another 650 bags for sale (with a street value of approximately $15,500), and nearly three kilograms of cocaine (with a street value of more than $300,000).