A coalition of criminal justice, children’s and civil rights groups is trying to change how teenagers are treated in the New York’s criminal justice system. They want to keep young people accountable if they’ve committed a crime…but also preserve their future.
A special drug trafficking unit nabbed heroin in raids in Onondaga County worth around 200-thousand dollars. Local Sheriff’s deputies worked with federal agents and state police to arrest 14 defendants and seize 20 ounces of the drug. They say it was packaged in about 18-thousand packets for sale. They also recovered cash and illegal hand guns.