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Fugitive arrested after 5 months on the run


ALBANY, N.Y.—A wanted fugitive was arrested by the U.S. Marshals on Wednesday.

Oneil McKenzie, 29, had been wanted since October on federal drug charges of possession with intent to distribute.

A DEA agent stated that he saw McKenzie at a storage unit in Rensselaer where he was suspected to be stashing controlled substances. DEA agents followed McKenzie from the storage unit to Albany where he met with two men.

Search warrants were later conducted and resulted in the discovery of 162 kilograms of marijuana and 60 kilograms of cocaine found in the vehicle Mckenzie was seen driving that day.

Almost five months to the day after the arrest warrant was issued, McKenzie was observed by task force members operating a Mercedes SUV in Brooklyn. Task force members stopped the vehicle and arrested McKenzie without incident.

"The U.S. Marshals Service is proud to have played such a vital part in the apprehension of Oneil McKenzie. This case represents the hard work and dedication of several law enforcement agencies to bring a dangerous fugitive to justice," said U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York David McNulty.

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