Police: Man arrested in Nyack raid was major drug traffickerPosted: Updated:
Heavily armed agents and troopers stormed a Nyack apartment complex early Tuesday morning as part of a drug raid.
It was one of 15 raids throughout Rockland and Orange counties Tuesday.
Marquis Gamble now faces a minimum of 15 years to life behind bars, charged with operating as a major trafficker. Police say the 34-year-old from Nyack was supplying cocaine for sale.
Sam Hill, of Nyack, says he was shocked to hear one of his next-door neighbors is now accused of being the ring leader in a massive drug operation.
"He is the least likely person you would think to be involved in drugs,” says Hill.
News 12 was on scene as state police and members of the DEA and FBI raided his home at the Warren Hills apartment complex just after 5 a.m..
Neighbors say the suspect who lived in apartment 52A was a nice guy who moved in this past summer.
"The unusual thing is he came here with a pickup truck. A couple months later he is driving a Mercedes. So we were wondering how that happened, especially because he had been out of work for an injury,” said Hill.
Hill says the Gamble told him that he worked in a warehouse.
Gamble is also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy.