April 29, 2011 —
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the US Drug Enforcement Administration were honored for their recent work on the massive marijuana growing ring that was busted in Sullivan County.
The ring, which is believed to have links to organized crime, is said to have produced at least $20 Million dollars per year in marijuana.
This marijuana grow investigation is already the biggest in New York history and may soon become the biggest in the United States.
Pictured from left to right at the award ceremony are, Robert Basso, President of the New Jersey & New York Crime Clinic, Sullivan County Sheriff's Detective Jason Gorr, DEA Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division John Gilbride, DEA Special Agent Ken Walsey,and Past President of the International Police Association, US Section, Edward Lentol.