Fugitive arrested after 5 months on the run

ALBANY, N.Y.—A wanted fugitive was arrested by the U.S.
Marshals on Wednesday.

Oneil McKenzie, 29, had been wanted since October on federal
drug charges of possession with intent to distribute.

A DEA agent stated that he saw McKenzie at a storage unit in
Rensselaer where he was suspected to be stashing controlled substances. DEA
agents followed McKenzie from the storage unit to Albany where he met with two
men.

Search warrants were later conducted and resulted in the
discovery of 162 kilograms of marijuana and 60 kilograms of cocaine found in
the vehicle Mckenzie was seen driving that day.

Almost five months to
the day after the arrest warrant was issued, McKenzie was observed by task
force members operating a Mercedes SUV in Brooklyn. Task force members stopped
the vehicle and arrested McKenzie without incident.

“The U.S. Marshals
Service is proud to have played such a vital part in the apprehension of Oneil
McKenzie. This case represents the hard work and dedication of several law
enforcement agencies to bring a dangerous fugitive to justice,” said U.S.
Marshal for the Northern District of New York David McNulty.

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