Calcium, NY

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Calcium is a hamlet and census-designated place of fewer than 5,000 residents, located in upstate New York’s Jefferson County near Watertown. The hamlet is in the town of Le Ray. In December 2014, following reports of prostitution at a hotel along Route 342 in Calcium, New York State Police launched an undercover investigation on the premises that resulted in the arrests of five sex buyers and one prostituted woman. In their efforts, NYSP officers collaborated with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Following the sting, all of the arrestees’ names, ages, and mugshots were publicized by local media outlets.

Key Partners

  • New York State Police
    • Bureau of Criminal Investigation
    • Special Investigations Unit
    • Community Narcotics Enforcement Unit
  • Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office
State New York
Type City
Population 3597
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