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NYPD Clamps Down on Drug Dealers at Queensbridge Houses, 22 Arrested: DA

Aug. 9, 2018 By Christian Murray

Twenty-two people have been arrested and variously charged with drug and weapons charges following a one-year undercover investigation in and around Queensbridge Houses, the Queens District Attorney announced today.

The investigation, which began in September 2017, involved police officers working undercover as narcotics customers at the public housing development. Over the course of the year they collected extensive surveillance, which led to the arrest of the 22 people on charges relating to the sale and possession of narcotics—including heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

The police also conduct court-authorized searches at nine locations within Queensbridge Houses, which also led to the seizure of four handguns, according to the District Attorney. Queensbridge Houses consists of 96 six-story buildings, comprised of a total of 3,142 units.

“This investigation is another example of police and prosecutors working together to reduce drug dealing that too often plagues our neighborhoods,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement. “It is imperative that we stop those who would flood our streets with drugs and lure our children into lives of crime.”

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Great news! They need to increase police presence & strictly enforce evictions of subsidized residents convicted of serious crimes!




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Anonymous

but but but yet Mr. JVB says with a smiley face there is no crime there and it is great over there – his words exactly – where oh where is he NOW.




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Ruth Buttermills

Selling drugs to willing participants is not a serious crime. Alcohol does more damage than cannabis. Murder and politicians selling their own people out are serious crimes.




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Jose Palmer

Drugs kill and hurt people. How could you equate what a drug store sells. To what a crimminal does ?




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Harry Brewster

@Jose Palmer: Com’on read up about big pharma and how their meds are the biggest killer of people via addiction and mass shootings.




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Art

I wonder if these 22 drug dealer will be kicked out of the subsidized housing which my taxes pay for.




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Anti-Bafoon League

What a serious waste of resources and brains. Is this 1920’s prohibition!? No, its much worse!! Black people can’t sell drugs but big pharma can sell suicide pills or keep people alive enough so they keep them on horrible meds?? hahaha District Attorney Richard A. Brown is an idiot and everyone else who took part in this boondoggle shananagans!




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Anonymous

Put them ALL in prison. From the big pharmas and doctors that illegally push opioids plus the cartels and the local drug dealers. No one should be spared.




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MEDIAWATCHER

NYPD loves the OT generated by these “undercover “operations, gives them extra cash to pay the exorbitant Real Estate taxes on their homes in the suburbs. Meanwhile, knife-wielding muggers stalk real New Yorkers on their way home from work at night. Something is ass-backwards here!




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Anonymous

You obviously didn’t read the article. They were selling heroin and cocaine.




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“It is imperative that we stop those who would flood our streets with drugs and lure our children into lives of crime.” SO CATCH THE MAIN SUPPLYER!!!! the dealers are the children lured into crime. Its not there faut you idiots.




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STOP IT!!!

“Children lured into crime” ??? What kind of bs is that? We are talking about young able bodied people living in subsidized housing while unemployment is at a record low and you’re acting like they had no other choice but to become drug dealers. Cut the crap!




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Anonymous

We are at 4% unemployment. These drug dealers could have easily picked other employment.
Lock em up!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Mike

Some people will always make excuses for criminals, even when the economy is booming and jobs are plentiful. The crazy part is that our tax dollars are subsidizing these drug dealers’ NYCHA rent while they are out there selling drugs.




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