Cops seize 97 pounds marijuana while searching for suspect

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 31, 2017.

Police have arrested three persons from Crown Heights Apartment in Brooklyn for possessing 97 pounds of marijuana and nearly a million in cash, officials have informed. The accused have been identified as Humphrey Olivo, 36, Yazmin Olivo, 30 and Jose Pichardo, 28.

The cops raided 899 Montgomery StreetTroy and Schenectady avenues, after securing a search warrant of the building. The warrant was issued following a joint operation by the NYPD and Jersey City Police into a drug ring operating out of the building. According to authorities, the officers were assisting the Jersey City police track down a man wanted for arson and terrorist threat charges.

When the police reached the spot, another person answered the door and even invited the cops inside, despite having the drugs in plain sight. After obtaining the search warrant, the police unearthed more marijuana and cash at their home.  However, there is no information on whether the person the cops were looking for, has been found.

The Olivos have been charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal sale of marijuana and criminal use of marijuana. Pichardo was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal sale of marijuana and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Humphrey and Yazmin Olivo are living at 899 Montgomery Street and Pichardo is a resident of a building on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The drugs and $931,000 amount in cash have been seized by the police during the raid which was carried out on Friday.

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