The proprietor of celebrated Williamsburg restaurant Gwynnett St. was arrested this week for allegedly playing the middle man in an overseas drug trafficking deal, and was set free on bail after turning his alleged partner in to the feds. Alas, Man cannot live on Pete Wells’s praise alone.
The Daily News reported that earlier this week federal agents arrested Carl McCoy, the owner of the two-year-old Graham Ave joint, claiming they’d intercepted a package addressed to McCoy’s restaurant; it was sent from China and allegedly contained synthetic Methylone (a cousin of MDMA, a.k.a. Molly). During interrogation, feds say McCoy admitted he was having some financial issues and had struck a deal with alleged drug dealer Omar Calixto Herrera to receive and pass off the packages at $1,000-a-pop.
Feds say they hooked McCoy up to a wire, sent him to meet up with Herrera under the guise of a package pass off and arrested Herrera; McCoy, meanwhile, was set free on $25,000 bail yesterday.