Rome Police arrest three in connection with illegal drug operation

Jasper Lucky

Rome Police arrested three men on Friday after a search of the Econo Lodge Motel at 145 East Whitesboro Street in Rome uncovered an illegal drug operation.

Police seized quantities of heroin and crack cocaine, along with packaging materials, cash and digital scales.

31-year-old Jasper Lucky, of Brooklyn, 31-year-old Oba â??Piruâ?? Loney, of Rome, and 30-year-old Lyndell T. â??Popsâ?? Ladson, of Rome, were all arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Assisting Rome Police Department Special Investigations Unit/Detective Division were the Rome Police Special Response Team and K-9 unit along with members of the Oneida County Drug Enforcement Force Task Force.