KINGSTON, New York — Authorities say they've arrested more than three dozen people in a crackdown on street-level drug dealers in a Hudson Valley city.
Police in Kingston announced Thursday that their four-month investigation dubbed "Operation Mop-Up" resulted in 40 arrests, most of them residents of the city located 50 miles south of Albany. Official say several of those arrested during early morning raids are members of street gangs.
Police say the suspects sold crack, cocaine, heroin and pharmaceuticals at various locations throughout Kingston and the surrounding area.
In January, police arrested 21 people in a drug bust in Kingston. More than 100 were arrested during another citywide drug crackdown in the spring of 2012.