Boxing trainer swept up in Newburgh drug raid

Police say 23 people have been charged after a series of drug raids Tuesday in Newburgh.

Raymond Rivera, a trainer at the Newburgh Boxing Club, was arrested in a heroin-trafficking conspiracy investigation called

Raymond Rivera, a trainer at the Newburgh Boxing Club, was arrested in a heroin-trafficking conspiracy investigation called "Operation Punch Out." (6/8/16)

NEWBURGH - Police say 23 people have been charged after a series of drug raids Tuesday in Newburgh.

Prosecutors say First Street between Carpenter Avenue and City Terrace has been the epicenter of a thriving heroin and cocaine business, with people in the supply chain making profits of up to 300 percent.

Police say Raymond Rivera, 49, a well-known boxer and owner of the Newburgh Boxing Club, supplied drugs to Earl Melvin, who then supplied underlings.

According to police, drugs were sold out of a deli and a neighboring barbershop on First Street.

Police say that the gang virtually took over the entire block.

Police say they are still searching for six other suspects.

 

 

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