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'Operation Bricktown': 52 people charged in massive CNY drug bust, AG says

'Operation Bricktown': 52 people charged in massive CNY drug bust, AG says/ AG's office

Officials announced an indictment of 52 people people Thursday, many of whom are charged with operating a drug trafficking ring throughout Central New York.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the group transported heroin and cocaine throughout Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland and St. Lawrence Counties. On top of that, two groups of people within the group that was indicted is accused of conspiring to murder their rivals.

“Operation Bricktown has been a successful effort to get dangerous gangs off our streets. Our policing efforts, combined with sophisticated data and new technology, are making Syracuse a safer city,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. “I appreciate the efforts of the men and women of the Syracuse Police Department and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who made this operation possible.”

About 30 people indicted Thursday are allegedly members of the Bricktown Gang, which authorities say is responsible for a "significant amount" of violence and drugs within the city of Syracuse. The remainder of those facing charges are alleged narcotics suppliers, alleged customers who are resellers and alleged members of a rival gang, according to Schneiderman.

“These arrests send an unmistakable message: dealing death and violence in our communities will not be tolerated – and we will bring you to justice,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, going on to tout that authorities had taken more than 120 violent drug dealers off the streets between Operation Bricktown and last summer's "Operation Smackdown." Operation Smackdown saw the arrests of 72 alleged violent drug dealers.

Schneiderman's office says the following items were seized by authorities over the course of Operation Bricktown:

  • Over two kilograms of cocaine
  • 1,128 envelopes of heroin and over 20 grams of loose heroin
  • 9mm Lorcin handgun, loaded and with the serial number obliterated (through ballistics testing, this gun was linked to thirteen incidents in Syracuse from 2015 to 2016)
  • .40 caliber Glock handgun, loaded with a 30-round magazine
  • 9mm Sig Sauer handgun, loaded with a 15-round magazine
  • .45 caliber Taurus handgun, loaded
  • 12-gauge shotgun
  • Drug paraphernalia, including scales, packaging and cutting agents
  • $3,657
  • ecstasy pills and psychedelic mushrooms

In two separate indictments 52 people are charged with 370 crimes, including Operating as a Major Trafficker, various counts of Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy to commit those crimes.

In addition to the drug charges, two sets of individuals are accused of conspiring to murder their rivals.

In the first group, five alleged Bricktown gang members are accused of conspiring to murder a group of rival gang members in Syracuse.In the indictment against them, a member of this group is detailed as allegedly declaring that it was "war time” against their rivals.

In a second indictment, a second set of four other individuals, who are not believed to be part of the Bricktown gang, are accused of conspiring to murder their rivals as part of an ongoing dispute. The indictment against them says the group allegedly threw a number of loaded guns out their car window while being pursued by police.

According to Schneiderman's office, these are the 52 individuals charged in Thursday’s two indictments:

  1. KELLY BABBITT, 24, of Cortland, New York
  2. RASUE “SUE” BARNETT, 37, of Syracuse, New York
  3. BISHOP BLACK, 25, of Syracuse, New York
  4. DELAUGHN BROWN, 19, of Syracuse, New York
  5. PAUL BROWN, 31, of Fulton, New York
  6. RASHAWN BROWN, 28, of Syracuse, New York
  7. TONETTE BUTLER, 35, of Baldwinsville, New York (Charged with Conspiracy to murder)
  8. CHRISTOPHER “HEAVY” CALDWELL, 27, of Syracuse, New York
  9. DEVON CHRISTMAN, 28, of Florida
  10. ARTEL “QUEEZ” CLARKE, 29, of Syracuse, New York
  11. WILFORD “HOFFA” CLARKE, 35, of Syracuse, New York
  12. KHALIL DAVIS, 19, of Syracuse, New York
  13. KIVON “KILO” DAVIS, 25, of Syracuse, New York
  14. FANIEL DENIS, 35, of Oneida, New York and Miami, Florida
  15. SAVON “SAY BOOG” ELLICK-SANDERS, 22, of Syracuse, New York
  16. DAVID “NECK” FLOYD, 29, of Syracuse, New York
  17. LYNARD “LARGE” FUNDERBURG, 26, of Syracuse, New York
  18. RAYMOND HARRIS, 33, of Syracuse, New York
  19. JOSHUA “HOOD” HESTER, 26, of Syracuse, New York
  20. JOHN HORTON, 25, of Liverpool, New York
  21. SHANTAJAH HUNTER, 25, of Syracuse, New York
  22. MATTHEW HUTCHINS, 36, of Fulton, New York
  23. QUINCY “FAT BOY” JONES, 25, of Syracuse, New York
  24. MICHAEL KAIGLER, 36, of Liverpool, New York
  25. JAMES KELLEY, 28, of Liverpool, New York
  26. TERRENCE KILMER, 56, of Port Byron, New York
  27. EMERSON KINSEY, 29, of Syracuse, New York
  28. SHAKEEM “JIG” KITCHEN, 27, of Syracuse, New York
  29. ANTWAN LOCKHART, 31, of Oneida, New York (Charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker)
  30. NIHEIM “BOO BOO” MARTIN, 19, of Syracuse, New York
  31. ASIAN “ACE” MCARTHUR, 28, of Syracuse, New York (Charged with Conspiracy to murder)
  32. ANTWAN MCGEE, 32, of Syracuse, New York
  33. GARY MOORE, 48, of Hastings, New York
  34. MICHAEL “MITCH” MORGAN, 27, of Syracuse, New York
  35. MATTHEW MULDOON, 52, of Oswego, New York
  36. MICHAEL “MI” MYERS, 31, of Syracuse, New York
  37. KAMAR “JUNGLE” PARKE, 28, of Syracuse, New York (Charged with Conspiracy to murder)
  38. JOSHUA POOLE, 23, of Cortland, New York
  39. WILLIAM POOLE, 33, of Syracuse, New York (Charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker)
  40. REGGIE ROBINSON, 33, of Syracuse, New York
  41. YANIRA RODRIGUEZ, 35, of New York, New York
  42. KENDRICK ROWSER, 27, of Syracuse, New York
  43. MIQUAN “BUB” RUSSO, 26, of Syracuse, New York
  44. CHARLES SCOTT, 27, of Syracuse, New York
  45. LACY SELLERS, 26, of Syracuse, New York
  46. KHARIF STRANGE, 22, of Syracuse, New York
  47. DAQUAN “KISS” SULLIVAN, 30, of East Syracuse, New York
  48. DEMETRIUS “MEECH” SULLIVAN, 29, of East Syracuse, New York
  49. DAVID “DIRT” TRAPPS, 37, of Syracuse, New York
  50. TERRI TYLER, 27, of Fulton, New York
  51. GLEN “ICE” WHITE, 33, of Syracuse, New York (Charged with Conspiracy to murder, as well as the narcotics charges)
  52. SEAN YOUNG, 33, of Ogdensburg, New York

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