In a significant breakthrough for law enforcement, a notorious fentanyl dealer operating in Congers has been arrested following a joint operation conducted by local authorities and federal agents. The suspect is alleged to be responsible for two fatal overdoses and a series of non-fatal overdoses, as confirmed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The arrest, which took place on , marks a critical step towards curbing the rampant opioid crisis gripping the region. Fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, has become a major cause of concern due to its alarming potency and role in overdose deaths.
Rockland County resident Justin Turnick, age 25, of Congers, was apprehended by a task force comprised of officers from the Congers Police Department, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Turnick was charged with two counts of narcotics distribution resulting in the deaths and four counts of narcotics distribution resulting in serious bodily injury. Each of these counts carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.