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    State cops, feds bust drug ring run out of upstate New York firehouse

    https://nypost.com/2019/02/05/feds-b...ork-firehouse/
    State Police and federal agents busted a major drug ring Tuesday run by an upstate New York fire lieutenant out of the city’s central firehouse, according to a report.

    Longtime smoke-eater Lt. Paul G. Smith of the Middletown Fire Department, the alleged leader of the ring, was among about 20 people who were arrested in connection to the drug bust, the RecordOnline.com reported.

    New York State Police and agents from the FBI and DEA staged a series of raids in Orange and Rockland counties Tuesday morning to take down the suspects.

    Smith, along with two other men, Garey Michel and Marquis Gamble, were charged with operating as a major trafficker, according to the news outlet.

    The men and the other defendants in the case were also hit with charges of second-degree conspiracy.

    During Michel’s arraignment, Orange County Assistant District Attorney Neal Eriksen told a judge that the defendants conspired to sell 30-milligram oxycodone tablets “which were, in fact, fentanyl pills,” according to the news outlet.

    Michel made more than $70,000 in a span of six months from the scheme, Eriksen said.

    Another man busted in connection to the case was Dominick Guardino, the chief of the Mechanicstown Fire Department in Middletown, RecordOnline.com reported.

    The prosecutor charged that Guardino obtained pills while in his department-issued vehicle. He faces one count of conspiracy.

    Four other men, Joel Gamble, 44, Robert Dunham Jr., George Thomas, 62, and Samuel Marino were also arraigned on conspiracy charges in relation to the distribution of cocaine, according to the news outlet.

    Smith, who has been employed by the Middletown Fire Department since March 2002, was expected to be arraigned later Tuesday.

    Judge Craig Brown set bail at $1 million cash for Michel and Dunham, $500,000 cash for Joel Gamble, $100,000 cash for Marino, $50,000 cash for Guardino and $75,000 cash for Thomas, according to the report.
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    "If you know how many guns you own,”you don’t have enough guns.”

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    #2
    Disgraceful all around. Potentially harming the people you are sworn to protect. Also giving a bad name to the profession they should hold with pride. Greed over morality, disgusting.

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      #3
      Make sure the guns are prominently displayed even though the bust was primarily for drugs.

      Another day of bullshit.
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        #4
        Well , we know they weren’t gang members because if they were we wouldn’t know about it.

        https://nypost.com/2019/02/05/nypd-t...ubway-slaying/

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          #5
          Originally posted by Synner View Post
          Make sure the guns are prominently displayed even though the bust was primarily for drugs.

          Another day of bullshit.
          looks like one guy collected revolvers
          "If you know how many guns you own,”you don’t have enough guns.”

          "What doesn't kill you ... will circle around for a second attempt."

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            #6
            Originally posted by Synner View Post
            Make sure the guns are prominently displayed even though the bust was primarily for drugs.

            Another day of bullshit.
            15 guns and a baggie with about 6 vials, sad story none the less, but FUAC and the fake news media............

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              #7
              I have a feeling the guns were legal (criminal activity aside) since they weren't mentioned in the article.

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                #8
                Where’s the cache of .38 wadcutters?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Synner View Post
                  Make sure the guns are prominently displayed even though the bust was primarily for drugs.

                  Another day of bullshit.
                  I had the same thought. Why not display the drugs prominently instead?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
                    I have a feeling the guns were legal (criminal activity aside) since they weren't mentioned in the article.
                    I was actually surprised to see guns; the article didn't make it seem like they were fighting to control their turf. At most the dealer might have had a gun with him for protection from the druggies. Given that most are antiques, even that might not be the case.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Range Time View Post

                      I had the same thought. Why not display the drugs prominently instead?
                      Because they’re about to be legal in NY.... that’s next after Cuomo is done screwing all of us.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Synner View Post
                        Make sure the guns are prominently displayed even though the bust was primarily for drugs.

                        Another day of bullshit.
                        Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
                        I have a feeling the guns were legal (criminal activity aside) since they weren't mentioned in the article.
                        Originally posted by Range Time View Post

                        I had the same thought. Why not display the drugs prominently instead?
                        Originally posted by Range Time View Post

                        I was actually surprised to see guns; the article didn't make it seem like they were fighting to control their turf. At most the dealer might have had a gun with him for protection from the druggies. Given that most are antiques, even that might not be the case.
                        Exactly. I guess they're turning this small gun collection into a "tools of the trade" for pill dealers. What BS to show these firearms unless there's an actual connection we don't know about.

                        Apparently, as they were selling illegal pills, they even took the time to buy/make a gun NY legal!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post







                          Exactly. I guess they're turning this small gun collection into a "tools of the trade" for pill dealers. What BS to show these firearms unless there's an actual connection we don't know about.

                          Apparently, as they were selling illegal pills, they even took the time to buy/make a gun NY legal!

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                          Maybe they’re a law abiding drug dealer?
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