Three Defendants Charged In Methamphetamine Ring
(STL.News) Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Geraldine Hart, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department (“SCPD”), announced a criminal Complaint charging three defendants with narcotics and firearms offenses. JOSEPH SWEENEY, JASMINE TABAK, and KEVIN TURNER, a/k/a “Tex,” were arrested yesterday on Long Island, New York, and will be presented today in Manhattan federal court.
U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “As alleged in the Complaint, the defendants were responsible for trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine throughout New York City. Thanks to the extraordinary work of our partners at the FBI and the Suffolk County Police Department, the defendants now face federal charges for their alleged crimes.”
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “As this case demonstrates, illegal narcotics continue to plague our communities. As alleged, Sweeney, Tabak, and Turner conspired to distribute methamphetamines, and Sweeney brandished a firearm in furtherance of his crimes. Our action today should demonstrate the FBI’s Long Island Safe Streets Task Force, working together with our partners from the Suffolk County Police Department, remains committed to protecting the public from those who would seek to perpetuate the damage caused by the distribution of illegal narcotics.”
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said: “A highly addictive and dangerous stimulant, methamphetamine cannot be trafficked in our communities.