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Bust of drug ring announced

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ALBANY, N.Y.—Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the charges of 25 people involved in a drug ring Tuesday.

The drug ring allegedly distributed heroin, cocaine, and illegal prescription medications, including Hydrocodone, Xanax, Ecstasy, and morphine between New York City and the Capital Region, along with other upstate counties.

“This investigation has shut down a major drug network allegedly responsible for the sale of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal drugs in our neighborhoods, and we will continue to put drug traffickers and kingpins behind bars, where they belong,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.

Wiretaps obtained in the course of the investigation revealed that the traffickers used secret code words to discuss their drug activities. For example, powder cocaine was referred to as “Christina Aguilera” while crack cocaine was “Britney.”

After a search warrant was executed in the home of one defendant, two of his daughters were present in a house full of cocaine located in plain view.

The following have been charged with different accounts, including Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (class A, B, C, D felonies), Conspiracy in the second degree, and Operating as a Major Trafficker:

The Defendant charged as a Major Trafficker:

Christopher Massey, 36, of Albany, NY

Additional Defendants:

David Alpy, 20, of Mechanicville

John Carl, 44, of Waterford

Gina Carpenter, 35, of, Waterford

John Darkins, 37, of, Albany

Christine Gillard, 50, of Troy

Roger Hanna, 44, of Waterford

Rocksheen Lewis, 37, of Troy

Charles Liggins, 34, of Albany

Deanna Mccargo, 28, of Albany

William Middleton, 26, of Schenectady

Timothy Moore, 43, of Amsterdam

Javon Moshier, 18, of Albany

Cory Pinkney, 37, of New York City

Shavisa Pointer, 29, of Albany

Hassan Richardson, 27, of Troy

Lavar Richardson, 33, of Troy

Sarah Romano, 32, of Watervliet

Daniel Smith, 29, of Mechanicville

Valerie Stubbs, 43, of Albany

Rayshawn Tibbs, 35, of Albany

Jeffrey Turner, 43, of Albany

Phyllis Walker, 52, of Troy

Medina White, 37, of Albany

Ricky Wilson, 27 of Albany

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