Six men arrested in Bay Ridge drug bust

Cops: Dealers ran one-stop phone shops for narcotics

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Turns out drugs really can get you wired!

Cops used phone taps to bust three rings of dial-up Bay Ridge drug dealers, authorities announced on March 17.

Police commissioner William Bratton and District Attorney Ken Thompson alleged that the six men in custody ran a narcotic delivery service that let customers order an array of illicit entrees — including cocaine, ecstasy, and horse tranquilizers — just by picking up the phone.

“Cells phones are essential to operating any business, but these drug dealers unlawfully used the device as a means to distribute narcotics on the streets of Brooklyn, and put money in their pockets,” Bratton said.

Authorities claim the six suspects delivered drugs throughout Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Sunset Park — neighborhoods that have suffered several deadly overdoses this year.

“We will continue to work day and night with the NYPD to fight drug dealing that occurs anywhere in Brooklyn. The cost in lives is too high not to make this a priority,” said Thompson.

To net the defendants, cops recorded phone conversations and went undercover at bars where they say the accused made their dirty deliveries — unbeknownst to the establishm­ents’ owners. This let them collect enough info to obtain warrants, and raid the suspects’ bases of operation.

Cops said they recovered huge stashes of cash and illegal weapons — not to mention designer drugs, equine sedatives, steroids, crack, and weed. Police said they are in the process of seizing the suspects’ cars and bank accounts.

This is the second drug bust in Bay Ridge in less than a year. Last August, police picked up the operator of an ice cream truck routinely parked at the 69th Street Pier, where he allegedly sold coke and pain-killers.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Concerned from Bay Ridge says:
Any names of these perps?

Are any of the bar owners involved too?

Were the bars safe for innocent customers?
March 18, 2014, 5:01 am
John from Bay Ridge says:
Good work by the NYPD.

Now the names please.
March 18, 2014, 8:50 am
Dee from Bay Ridge says:
Hope the police come to my block. There's a whole apartment of dealers! Complaints do not go anywhere.
March 18, 2014, 12:38 pm
John from Bay Ridge says:
Dee, call the District Attorney's office directly with details.
March 18, 2014, 4:09 pm
jay from nyc says:
I am glad they are doing this, I just wish they got more of em.
They need to go after the users too, and if they are public employees they should be terminated from employment and lose their benefits, or have some kind of professional license, a drivers license, or firearms license, they should lose those as well, and also seize their assets and give them to poor people for free.
I only wish we were like some Asian countries that execute people caught with drugs.This should include athletes who use steroids as well. Yes A-Rod, I am talking about you.
March 18, 2014, 7:02 pm
doe from bay ridge says:
Dee, what block are you referring too and also what type of drugs
March 18, 2014, 8:09 pm
Kyle from Bay Ridge says:
Jay, please explain to me why drug users deserve to be executed..Also, when you say "drugs" are you including alcohol and tobacco or only the specific drugs that happen to be current illegally but at one point were legal? Don't you think that those who are legitimately addicted to drugs are more in need or a helping hand rather than lethal injection or do you suppose that otherwise normal people willingly decide to empty out their bank accounts and live miserable lives simply because they wanted to get addicted?
March 18, 2014, 11:07 pm
The Chooch from The Bohemian Buzz Factor says:
Well, you gotta have your weed. Ninga Pleeeeez! The Bohemo-Hipstoid afflatus could never have happened without bone, bruthuh! And without the Bohemo-Hipstoid afflatus, we'd have no gentrification.
March 19, 2014, 1:33 pm
The Chooch from Choochinello's Bohemian Herbal Remedy says:
Ya, you don't want to be executing people for buying drugs. You want to legalize pot, make it a "made in Brooklyn" brand even. Make it a controlled product like booze. Organic, hydroponic, better and cheaper than the crap the hoodlums sell.
March 19, 2014, 1:40 pm
Not jay says:
That jay guy is Crazy!
March 19, 2014, 3:53 pm
The Chooch from Choochinello's Bohemian Herbal Remedy says:
He's a little twitchy I think. He sounds like one of those mooks from Greenpoint in the 80s that used to go around strapped. Wound a little tight thinks the Chooch.
March 19, 2014, 5:21 pm
Voice from Reason says:
MikeyAce protests too much.

We got little kids and old ladies walking around in Bay Ridge. We don't need dope heads pushing narcotics, with all the related crime and danger that goes with it.

You want to get high? Get out of town.
March 19, 2014, 10:54 pm
MikeyAce from Sunset says:
Voice you should know the whole story before stating anything.

Yes there are kids and old ladies walking around but that's not the case right now plus if people want to get high in their home they are please to do so, 65 percent of all house members are getting high or some type of high everyday! All I was saying is they are not guilly until proven so and maybe they will be but hasn't yet. So voice you should stop all that protest BS and move along
March 20, 2014, 10:39 am
JAY from NYC says:
Kyle because they are a cancer on the face of humanity who support a system that is based on murder, extortion, torture, kidnapping and destruction of pristine rain forest land used to grow this crap.
March 21, 2014, 6:08 pm
lol from fort says:
Yo wanted to see names
March 24, 2014, 8:03 pm
lml from brooklyn says:
names !
April 20, 2014, 5:17 pm
jay from park slope says:
Great now the drugs are gonna be even less is
May 15, 2014, 2:49 pm

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