Police carry out drug raids in Orange County

State police carried out drug raids in Orange County this morning. The New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, along with the Orange County District

The State Police Special Investigations Unit has busted a cocaine distribution network throughout county and in New Jersey.

The State Police Special Investigations Unit has busted a cocaine distribution network throughout county and in New Jersey. (4/28/16)

WARWICK - State police carried out drug raids in Orange County this morning.

The New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, along with the Orange County District Attorney's Office and police from New Jersey, executed multiple search warrants and arrests throughout the region around 3 a.m. The seven-month investigation centered around a cocaine distribution network throughout Orange County, surrounding counties and Sussex County in New Jersey.

Authorities say the raids and arrests in Warwick were conducted early this morning in the area of Liberty Corners, Amity, Newport Bridge and Brandywine Drive, all upscale neighborhoods with large homes and sprawling properties.

Eighteen individuals were arrested on narcotics, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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