Leader of major distribution ring pleads guilty to drug charges

Daquan Murray, 21

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The leader of one of the biggest drug rings in the Capital Region, Daquan Murray, faces a 12 year sentence after agreeing to a plea deal in Rensselaer County Court Wednesday.

In a case brought by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, 21-year-old Murray, of Troy, also known as “Benji Got The Juice,” was charged with the Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a felony.

Law enforcement say they seized $114,000 in drugs during “Operation Trojan Horse,” one of the biggest drug busts in the region.

The criminal indictments, which were unsealed in August, say that the narcotics distribution ring was allegedly operated out of Troy by a gang known as the Young Gunnerz.

Gang members and their associates allegedly purchased large quantities of cocaine, heroin and illegal prescription drugs from a supplier in the Bronx.

They then brought the narcotics back to Troy for distribution throughout Albany County, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County and elsewhere in and outside of New York State.

State investigators also seized three handguns during the investigation.

Schneiderman will prosecute the case.

 

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