12 Arrested in Monroe County Drug Sweep

Twelve people have been arrested in a drug sweep related to a violent marijuana turf war.

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says local and federal authorities raided 17 locations throughout the county Wednesday.

Six men have been arraigned on state charges, while 6 others will be prosecuted federally.

Prosecutors say Rasheem Sullivan is the group's ringleader.

And they say his beef with Brandon Washington's ring led to the fatal shooting of Officer Tony Mazurkiewicz in July, after Washington recruited Kelvin Vickers to the area to kill rival pot dealers.

The raids turned up large amounts of crack, cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana, and K2, along with over $22,000 in cash.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content