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Syracuse Bust Yields Enough Drugs To Kill A Sold-Out Carrier Dome Crowd

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Twelve men were arrested and more than $1 million in heroin and fentanyl seized in massive Syracuse drug bust by the DEA and local law enforcement.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Police who made the bust found 67,000 individual baggies of drugs, as well as $78,000 in proceeds from drug sales, 11 vehicles and two handguns. DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan says enough drugs were confiscated to kill an entire sold out crowd at the Carrier Dome.

The twelve men are accused of distributing more than two kilograms of heroin and mixtures of heroin and fentanyl, part of an elaborate drug trafficking ring in Syracuse Donovan said is “responsible for fueling the deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history.”

Each has been charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute illegal substances, which amount to some pretty hefty sentences if convicted. Below is a list of the accused and their maximum potential conviction:

  • Jesus Manuel Lopez-Mendez, 34, of New York City, facing 10 years to life.
  • Gavin Ballog, 29, of Syracuse, facing 10 years to life.
  • Yan Morales, 29, of Syracuse, facing 10 years to life.
  • Brian Morales, 28, of Syracuse, facing 10 years to life.
  • Juan Santa, 27, of Syracuse, facing 10 years to life.
  • Jerry Massa, 21, of Syracuse, facing 5 to 40 years in prison.
  • Ariel Massa, 18, of Syracuse, facing 5 to 40 years in prison.
  • Carlos Torres, 24, of Syracuse, facing 5 to 40 years in prison.
  • Gregorio Pizarro, 20, of Syracuse, facing 20 years in prison.
  • Gregory Darrain, 29, of Syracuse, facing 20 years in prison.
  • Michael Calderon, 24, of Syracuse, facing 20 years in prison.
  • Dennis Smith, 32, of East Syracuse, facing 20 years in prison.

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