2006 bust in city prompted probe that led to arrests, large seizure
Patrick FlaniganStaff writer
June 22, 2007) — A routine drug bust in Rochester last summer prompted a multi-agency investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than 870 pounds of marijuana, authorities said Thursday.
That's enough pot to roll 779,520 half-gram joints, enough to give every fan at Frontier Field a marijuana cigarette for 56 sold-out games.Most of the marijuana, 850 pounds, was seized in the Bronx after search warrants were executed last Friday, police said.
Police Lt. Jeff Clark said the investigation started 10 months ago when Rochester narcotics officer Wilfredo Carbonel made a routine drug arrest at an illegal drug market, or "gate house," on Durnin Street.
Carbonel developed leads from that arrest and enlisted the assistance of state police Investigator Scott Sheppard.The investigation led them to a Hudson Avenue-area street gang called Dipset and to drug suppliers in New York City, he said. .... Read more (props to Kem)