The junkies in Williamsburg will have to wait longer, or maybe clean up their act and get a job. Okay, the job part might be crazy, it is Williamsburg.
The NYPD announced today they have shut down the drug-ring which investigators claim ran the North Williamsburg heroin game. After a four month long sting officers arrested seven alleged dealers who had sold heroin to undercover narcotics agents over 20 times throughout the investigation.
According to the police, these guys were devoted. They stood on the corner of Jackson Street and Kingsland Avenue near the Cooper Park housing projects, so much that investigators say they showed up on a Google Earth photo of the intersection. On a more disturbing note, these guys didn’t seem to care they were selling smack within 1000 ft. of a preschool. Authorities went on to explain that the ring allegedly had a clever method of peddling dope. From MSNBC:
The suspects, who range in age from 18 to 32, were seen on surveillance cameras hiding heroin by stuffing it in a magnetic lock-box behind a metal sign on a storefront…The heroin sold was packaged in glassine envelopes and was stamped with different logos including “Fed Ex,” “KFC,” “Powerful Impact,” and the “Monster” energy drink logo.
Criminals beware, the NYPD is on a roll. In addition to busting these drug dealers, authorities also charged several employees at the surrounding bodegas with possession and sale of untaxed cigarettes.