Fintan Russell faces felony charges in relation to possession and distribution of cocaine

Fintan Russell, a native of Galway, Ireland, was arrested in June as part of a massive drug bust in New York state.

On June 5, New York State Police raided Russell’s Port Chester, New York home to find a staggering $46,000 worth of cocaine and $23,000 in cash. Police also seized three vehicles at the home as part of the operation.

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Major Richard L. Mazzone of the NY State Police said, “Throughout the Spring of 2018, Troop K CNET conducted a narcotics investigation in the area of the village Port Chester which revealed Russell was heavily involved in the sale and distribution of large amounts of cocaine in lower Westchester County and Connecticut.”

Russell, whose social media pages show he is a realtor in New York, was not home when the raid took place. However, he was arrested shortly after when he was pulled over for a failed traffic stop which escalated to a pursuit and crash.

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The Irishman was charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Each count carries a maximum 20 years in prison, meaning Russell could serve up to 40 years behind bars.

Bail was not granted for Russell who now waits in Westchester County jail until his next court date, October 2.

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