Two Brooklyn drug pushers have been hit with jail time for hoarding a heap of illegal substances which included LSD, MDMA, marijuana, steroids and other illegal narcotics, as well as drug money and a firearm – a shipment of which was seized from a U-Haul truck in 2016 based on a tip from the feds.
According to Acting Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, on March 9, 2016, working on a tip from the Department of Homeland Security, a New York City Police Department detective observed the defendants – Philip Feng, 37, of Brooklyn Heights, and Victor Bae, 36, of Greenpoint – loading boxes into the truck at a freight distribution center on Maspeth Avenue.
Cops followed the truck and initiated a traffic stop on a street corner in Greenpoint. Feng, who was driving the truck with a suspended license, stated that they were moving personal items from California to a warehouse nearby.
A subsequent search warrant of the warehouse recovered a loaded .22-caliber revolver, 150 pounds of marijuana, packs of PCP, hundreds of vials of steroids, 188 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, about 200 vials of liquid THC, large sums of LSD, MDMA and methylone, liquid codeine and marijuana edibles, as well as $152,736 in cash and various drug paraphernalia.
Personal items belonging to Bae and documents linking Feng to the warehouse were also recovered at the location, according to Gonzalez.
“These defendants were in possession of large amounts of narcotics – many of them highly dangerous – that were intended to be distributed on Brooklyn streets,” he said. “We remain vigilant against all drug dealers seeking to peddle poison on the streets of Brooklyn and today’s sentence is an appropriate penalty for this crime.”
The two were sentenced to five and two-and-a-half years in prison, respectively.