- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Twenty-nine people face federal or state charges in connection with an alleged oxycodone and heroin ring that operated in the New York City suburbs.

In addition to 17 people named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, New York state has charged 12 people in a related prosecution.

Authorities say drug activities took place at a trailer park, motels and Palisades Center Mall parking lots.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe (ZOO’-gih-bee) says the dealers sank “to a new low” by working at family-friendly locations.

Authorities say participants conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone tablets, valued at over $1 million.

The activities took place from early 2014 to this month.

In addition to Rockland officials, the case was announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the Drug Enforcement administration.

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