Rochester, N.Y. – Last month, 26 people were arrested in connection with one of the biggest drug busts this year in Rochester. Six kilos of cocaine and Fentanyl were taken off the streets after a search was conducted by the Rochester Police Department that spanned 28 locations. “This is a really, really, really, really, really big deal,” said David Smith, who recently began his new position as RPD Chief.
Many of you might be wondering what happens to the drugs seized by the RPD. Typically they are taken for personal use by officers, but this time Smith wants to try something different. “We’re going to sell them at auction and use the money to buy a new tank,” said Smith. “I mean, we’ll probably keep like a kilo for ourselves, but the rest will be going toward a good cause – a tank. A really bad ass tank we can use to blow stuff up.”