Thousands in synthetic drugs seized in multi-agency raids on "Stash House" locations

By WKTV News

A multi-agency effort over the past several months has resulted in the seizure of thousands of dollars in synthetic drugs.

The New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) central region assisted the US Drug Enforcement Agency - DEA, the City of Oneida Police Department, and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office with a several month long narcotic investigation involving the illegal selling of synthetic drugs referred to as "bath salts".

Authorities said the synthetic drugs are being sold at several different establishments located within Onondaga and Madison Counties.

On May 8, State Police executed a search warrant at the "Stash House", located at 2368 State Route 31 in Canastota. As a result of the search warrant, the following items were seized:

*166 Packets of Bath Salt and 67 Packets of Synthetic Marihuana (with a product street value estimated at $4,800)

*$230.00 in U.S.Currency

It was just one of three warrants executed in the joint effort, which also included other "Stash House" locations in the Cicero and the City of Oneida.

Raymond Newkirk and Ashley Delaney were both charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance from the Oneida raid. They were both issued appearance tickets and police said more charged could come after authorities send the evidence to the lab.

The raid at the Oneida store location resulted in the seizure of approximately $15,500 in cash and money orders, and 2,581 individual packages of synthetic drugs, for a total street value of $56,630, police said.

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