19 Arrested in Capital Region Drug Bust, "Operation Wrecking Ball"

Photo: Attorney General's Office

The massive investigation called "Operation Wrecking Ball," named after a 2013 hit song by Miley Cyrus, has resulted in the confiscation of cocaine, 35 guns, knives, and scales.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explained that the drug traffickers that they were tracking referred to cocaine as "Miley Cyrus."

The drug ring, which Schneiderman says also trafficked firearms; operated between Brooklyn, and Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties.

So far, 19 people have been charged with 226 crimes as a result of the investigation.

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