'Key Player' In Operation Gravy Train Gets Prison TimePosted: Updated:
A 24 year old woman described as a "key player" in a massive drug enterprise is going to prison.
Tiffany Richway of Harrisville was sentenced Thursday in St. Lawrence County Court to 11 years behind bars and 5 years post release supervision.
She was among more than 100 people arrested in June 2017 in a raid known as Operation Gravy Train.
Richway pleaded guilty in November to a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
In a news release Thursday afternoon, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman described Richway as a "major Operation Gravy Train trafficker."
He said Richway sold in excess of $75,000 worth of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the village of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County and the town of Pamelia in Jefferson County. During the course of the investigation, investigators seized hundreds of bags of these narcotics from Richway.
On December 29, 2016, Schneiderman said authorities seized 172 bags of cocaine and 1,699 bags containing both heroin and fentanyl from the Royal Inn in Pamelia where Richway was alleged to have been storing and selling narcotics.
On January 7, 2017, authorities seized 171 bags of cocaine and 395 bags containing both heroin and fentanyl as Richway vacated a home where she was allegedly selling narcotics in the village of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County.