New Plea Deals in "Gravy Train" Drug CasePosted: Updated:
It will be prison and jail time for four more people charged in a massive drug sweep a year and a half ago known as"Operation Gravy Train."
Prosecutors say they all had dealings with someone considered a key player in the drug scheme.
Entering plea deals were:
39-year-old Gary Brown, of Rochester
41-year-old Corey Lee, of Philadelphia
25-year-old Porsha Houston, of Rochester
26-year-old Travail Madison, of Rochester
Brown will get 15 years in prison under his agreement. Lee will serve one year in county jail. Houston will serve six months. Travail Madison's agreed-to sentence could not be learned Tuesday. He was alleged to be the kingpin at the middle of a ring distributing drugs throughout Gouverneur and the county.
Prosecutors say all four had interactions with Tiffany Richway who earlier this year was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
“Operation Gravy Train” was heavily focused on heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine trafficking to St. Lawrence County. Raids in June of 2017 resulted in 169 charges against 106 people. Officials have praised the effort, saying it closed off a major drug pipeline into the North Country.
Another Gravy Train ringleader, Shaka Williams, is scheduled to face trial in February.