U.S. Border Patrol Seizes nearly 400 pounds of Marijuana in Upstate New York
Alexandria Bay, N.Y. - On August 28, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Wellesley Island Station, along with Homeland Security Investigations, Metro Jefferson County Drug Task Force, New York State Police, New York State Parks Police, and Alexandria Bay Police Department, seized more than 393 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $314,400.00.
Border Patrol Agents responded to suspicious activity at the Harbor Village Villas in the Village of Alexandria Bay. After an investigation, a Border Patrol canine team and a search warrant were obtained for a residence located within the villas. The canine alerted to several different locations on the property as well as a van parked outside the residence. A total of nine duffel bags filled with marijuana were found throughout the property. The marijuana was seized and a United States Citizen from New York City was arrested at the scene.
The case is being prosecuted with the assistance of the Metro Jefferson County Drug Task Force and Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
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