Letitia James, New York’s Attorney General, announced 47 drug trafficking indictments on Thursday. According to Attorney General James, the indictments stem from distribution of fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin in the Capital Region.

Authorities say that about 14.5 pounds of cocaine, 2.5 ounces of heroin, .25 pounds of fentanyl, $40,000 in cash, and dozens of various other narcotics pills were confiscated.

Attorney General James said, “We will pursue and prosecute all those who pedal illicit drugs and put New Yorkers in harm's way for personal profit. Communities across New York are safer today for having shut down this vast network of distributors and traffickers of illicit drugs.”

According to News 10, authorities the drug ring worked in Saratoga, Rensselaer , Albany, Schenectady and Warren Counties. All of the drugs originated in New York City. In many instances, the drug dealers sold fentanyl, or other drugs laced with fentanyl to unsuspecting clients.

The investigation took at least one year to complete. Today’s indictments include:

Elrahim Wright, 47, of Brooklyn, NY
Lamont Williams, 43, of Bronx, NY
Eric Williams, 53, of Schenectady, New York
Dranae Washington, 49, of Schenectady, New York
Shetwana Venable, 28, Saratoga Springs, New York
Shamrock Thorton, 43, of Bronx New York
Donald Thomas, 46, of Englewood, New Jersey
Philip Taylor, 47, of Saratoga Springs, New York
Nicole Strainer, 25, of Greenwich, New York
Janessa Soto, 31, of Troy, New York
Yvonne Smith, 63, of Saratoga Springs, New York
Frank Sawyer, 43, of Watervliet , New York
Louis Rosa, 40, of Schenectady, New York
Patrick Robinson, 58 of Saratoga springs, New York
Alexander, Rivera, 67 of Bronx, New York
Nicole Rich, 32, Saratoga Springs, New York
Adriane Pierce, 58 of Poughkeepsie, New York
Mattathias Parsons, 46, of Schenectady, New York
Damir Parsons, 20, of Schenectady, New York
Shalena Murray, 30, of Schenectady, NY
Joseph Meunier, 41, of Ballston Spa, New York
Frank Mercado, 42, the Bronx, New York
Zooleika Mendez, 45, Saratoga Springs, New York
Amanda Lovely-Lamarche, 35, of Porters Corner, New York
Crystal Leo, 31, of Saratoga springs, New York what’s your fix Rodney
Erina Lemperle, 41, of Schenectady, New York
Deborah Latakkadi, 58, of Saratoga Springs, New York
Adrian Kelly, 42, of Albany,New York
Clarence Jackson, 43, of Albany, New York
Carlos Hernandez, 31, of Bronx, New York
Dean Harlan, 38, of Albany, New York
Kimberly Goodson, 51, of Queensberry, New York
Dorothy Gethers, 60, Bronx, New York
David Garcia, 46, the Queensberry, New York
Noelis Fuentes, 51 of Saratoga springs, NY
Lacy Enous, 44, of Troy, New York
James Eggleston, 52, of Hudson Falls, New York
Nancy Dukes, 62, of Troy, New York
Erica Dubray, 27, of Troy, New York
Sean Delmore, 49, of Waterbury, Connecticut
James Daggett, 63, a Fort Edward, New York
Unikia Cross, 37, of Saratoga Springs,New York
Omar Childress, 43, of Schenectady, New York
Angel Bracero-Ortiz, 47, of Saratoga springs, New York
Jordan Blount, 29, of Ballston Spa, New York
Pamela Backus, 46, of Greenfield Center, NY

We’ve listed 47 people who were charged with drug trafficking. That’s 47 people who are behind bars due to this investigation.

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