A Bay Ridge man was among seven alleged drug dealers taken off the streets of Brooklyn, announced District Attorney Ken Thompson and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Thursday, May 19.
The perps were picked up for allegedly selling heroin, crack-cocaine, marijuana and other narcotics to undercover officers who, over the past eight months, have been part of an anti-drug initiative in Clinton Hill.
“These defendants have been charged for allegedly dealing crack-cocaine, heroin and other drugs in broad daylight and near schools and houses of worship in total disregard for the children and people who attend them,” said Thompson. “We did this investigation and made these arrests because we’re determined to rid our communities of the scourge of drug dealing.”
The sting – which began on the heels of community complaints in September, 2015 – focused on a several-block area extending from Gates Avenue in the north to Atlantic Avenue in the south and from Classon Avenue in the east to Clinton Avenue in the west. In addition, a number of the transactions took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the vicinity of Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue.
Under the course of the investigation, undercover cops made approximately 48 buys of crack-cocaine, heroin, Klonopin, marijuana and Xanax (many of the deliveries made either out in the open or via car drop-offs). The drugs were branded with various code names, like, “Red Dragon,” “Death Strike,” and “Jack Daniels.”
During just one transaction, an officer was sold 699 glassines of heroin at $10 apiece.
The defendants range in age from 20 to 58, the majority hailing from Clinton Hill or Bedford-Stuyvesant. One defendant, age 26, is from Bay Ridge.