Cops say they’ve busted huge Park Slope heroin ring

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Twelve people were arrested as narcotics cops smashed apart a widespread heroin distribution network where traditional back-alley deals were conducted openly and in broad daylight around Park Slope and Windsor Terrace.

The drug dealers, who allegedly peddled smack with street names “Sin City,” “Guilty” and “True Life,” are all facing long prison sentences for selling more than $70,000 worth of China white and cocaine to undercover investigators, special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan announced on Friday.

The arrests bring an end to a long investigation by Brennan’s office, NYPD narcotics cops and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the prosecutor said.

The main focus of the drug probe was 32-year-old 19th Street resident Edwin Perez, who Brennan said supplied heroin to street level dealers.

Perez would conduct his business with reckless abandon as he resupplied his clients on Park Slope’s tree-lined blocks, which he jokingly referred to as his “office,” according to court papers.

Brennan said that Perez would meet with potential buyers on streets adjacent to Prospect Park as well as Ninth and 10th streets between Fourth and Fifth avenues — rolling up to his clients on a Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycle.

The exchanges were brief: Perez would toss the drugs into his client’s car, grab the cash and roll off. An associate would often trail behind him in another vehicle, blocking traffic as the deal went down, court papers said.

Perez’s motorcycle was found holding 1,400 glassine envelopes of heroin with the “Sin City” stamp in a front compartment, police said.

Perez also advertised his wears as he sped around the neighborhood on his pimped out tryke — he was often seen wearing a helmet with the words “Sin City” on it, investigators said.

Police said that Perez led one of four loosely connected drug crews that worked the two neighborhoods.

Investigators also arrested four heroin dealers who operated out of Windsor Terrace, where they allegedly conducted hand-to-hand exchanges in Joe’s Pizza on Prospect Park West and Prospect Avenue as well as the Peking Kitchen down the block.

But that was news to Joe’s Pizza employees, who said they never knew their restaurant had become a smack swap meet.

“I don’t know anything about [the drug deals],” said a pizza shop manager, who only identified himself as Ali. “I just heard about this today.”

Rivera’s attorney Joseph Corrozzo did not returned a call in time for our up-all-night deadline.

None of the alleged drug dealers resided in Park Slope. Most of the suspects lived in either Windsor Terrace or Sunset Park, police said.

Yet the brownstone neighborhood is slowly getting a reputation as a one-stop shopping destination for drug buyers.

In January, cops arrested a group of prescription medication pushers led by a stripper turned medical student who sold thousands of Adderall pills throughout Park Slope and on Craigslist.

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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Mike says:
Drug dealing on Prospect Park West? That could never have happened before the bike lane.
April 30, 2011, 5:16 am
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
not to worry, the Abyssian Baptist Church will probably post his bail.

lets hope the 250 pound dealer who has been selling drugs for the last year at 16th st and PPW will finally be arrested.
April 30, 2011, 9:08 am
joe125 from parkslope says:
this is to totupelo35 instead of hideing in the net why don't you talk to that 250 pound so called dealer sometimes things aint what they look like. you should'nt make,well its not nice.
take care pal
April 30, 2011, 12:16 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
to joe125

i'm not hiding behind anything, maybe you should talk to some of the people that live on 16th st., who have seen him dealing.

sometimes things are what they look like.

April 30, 2011, 2:35 pm
Joey from Parkslope says:
This is no surprize to me 3 Drug dealers houses on my block in parkslope got rated tgey would sell drugs right out in the open i just cant belive it took a year for this to happen!
April 30, 2011, 5:40 pm
joe125 from parkslope says:
well if it is the same 250 pound guy i think you are talking about. i will confront him i know he has a problem with drugs,but i will ask him to stop, and help him get in some kind of program. because he really is a nice guy very respectful, and always willing to help out if he can,but that does'nt mean he is not wrong. i know he is better then that. i'm sorry i just don't like to see waste when a good person goes wrong thats waste. you might not see it that way, but everybody is not bad, and don't belong in jail.
April 30, 2011, 5:53 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
the person i mentioned was picked up as a suspect in the Sovereign Bank hold up last month. he didn't rob the bank, but supposedly had an outstanding warrant out on him.
he's always wearing a red jersey.
he may be a good person at heart, but , let him sell drugs in his own neighborhood and not contaminate ours.
be careful.
April 30, 2011, 7:13 pm
jj from brooklyn says:
What Park Slopers want to know, of course, is whether SLOPERS were buying the drugs.
April 30, 2011, 9:44 pm
mike_has_a_little_prick says:
mike is cool. needs his head bashed in a curb in park slope
May 1, 2011, 2:11 am
joe125 from park slope says:
sorry tupelo35 wrong person i thought you where talking about someone else. I know the wannabe blood with the red jersey you are talking about! he really needs to take that —— off.
May 1, 2011, 10:16 am
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:

thats ok, i wanted to be cautious on my description, as i didn't want some ultra liberal a-ho claiming i was picking on a brother.

i hope your friend gets his life in order.
May 1, 2011, 10:29 am
Steve from PPW says:
But what does Tal Barzilai think?
May 1, 2011, 3:17 pm
furtgo from fort greene says:
Before PPW became the place to buy brownstones again, it was the place to buy other "items". Of course, those who bought houses in the last 15 years wouldn't know that; and of course they should be outraged. No one wants the neighborhood to slide back.

Unless it's the locals purchasing the drugs: they have to learn you can't have your beautiful brownstone neighborhood and buy your drugs in it, too.
May 1, 2011, 4:17 pm
kenny from park slope says:
people dont know —— about the neighborhood if u didnt grow up there now its all yuppies that are in there own little world they think they live in the country or subburbs the neighborhood has made an upcoming from when i grew up there but its still brooklyn and the yuppie bike lane blows when igrew up there as kid u rode ya bike on side walk and gave way to people these morons now think they own the roads streets and the neighborhood and back in the day was a poor neighborhood where till today people struggled to make ends meet and live now with the in flation of yuppies like illegial immigrants are makeing people resort to crime to make ends meet good people with families
May 1, 2011, 6:51 pm
Captain Obvious from CaCoBo says:
furtgo has got it right. But there’s another angle here. There are still drug dealers and other unsavory types in Park Slope. But thanks to Craigslist and cell phones they aren’t 100% out in the open any more. And frankly the areas closer to Gowanus are more obviously sketchy, but that stuff still exists in Park Slope. Behind closed doors.

You want your streets clean? Yup, they are clean. Just wait for some pimped out car or motorcycle to show up out of nowhere and make home deliveries of vices.

You folks think “Fresh Direct” was the first to figure that out?
May 1, 2011, 7:14 pm
174parkslope from park slope says:
Some of these yuppies are the ones buying the dope. just look at some of them.
May 2, 2011, 3:57 pm
Michele from Old School WT says:
AMEN Kenny!!!
May 4, 2011, 12:01 pm
BK Team from Park Slope says:
Truer words have yet to be spoken here KENNY, Ive lived in this neighborhood for over going on 30 years !!!!! I've seen lots of changes, From when I was a kid during the early 80"s 1980 to be in fact. Let me do my best here for those that remember and to those that were not around. 80 thru 86 or 87 diff worlds between 5th and 7th, then 7th ave changed a little (Big Al's was leaving), there was more diversity coming, more culture (thanks to a few guys who were ok with fighting in and around the ghetto but loved they could talk with people from a diff class and not be so judged, making a little easier for the early yuppies to start moving in (87 thru 95) then eventually who know how more and more came (95 thru 2005) they bought off some old timers who moved to places like PA FL VA PR and it seemed scary but no worries we were still young and upcoming and besides we made 5th 4th and 3rd a little safer lets not start with Boreum hill and all the other names they gave "downtown bklyn" (sorry lost myself in anger there) so no worries right we are still ok here right ?? wrong 2005 came around till present and look at the obnoxious people that are here now, and look at say a person like myself, here for just about 30yrs, as if i should have no place here..... ohh FYI being an adult i DO NOT wear my jeans below my waist line oversized or any thing else that would place me in a category ...... so this is now Park Slope (the worst ???????) and i would leave but why ?????? I will stay and make those people miserable because I can ..... being intelligent is not the same as being educated ......... remember that before making decisions
May 12, 2011, 12:22 pm
wynn from bay ridge says:
Dope is a horrible thing that once you start you cant stop its not a mental thing, you physically get sick and a lot of the methadone programs in the area are full, i am 3 mnths clean and its the hardest thing, so lighten up, as long as they are not fukin with you give em a break
July 20, 2011, 1:34 pm
Mack-Dog from Smith&9th st. says:
Let's face it, the methadone clinics ain't going nowhere & the clients that go to these clinics, for the most part, are not bad people; they are living in their own private hell, trust me on this; the overwhelming majority of the people that frequent thsee clinics just want to come & get their medication & leave ; you have your share of stragglers that hang around but for the most part, these are not trouble making people.
May 15, 2015, 2:22 pm

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