July 27, 2019 By Christian Murray
A 38-year-old Ravenswood resident who distributed cocaine and heroin in and around the NYCHA housing projects on 36th Avenue pleaded guilty to drug charges last week.
Jamarl Gilmore, who ran a crew of drug dealers out of the Ravenswood NYCHA development, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
“The defendant made his business dealing poison in a neighborhood filled with families and children,” said Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan in a statement. “Peddling potentially deadly drugs for months, the defendant was caught red-handed selling his illicit merchandise to undercover police.”
Gilmore, along with a number of other men, was arrested following a long-term investigation. Pursuant to a court-authorized warrant, police listened in on his phone conversations where various drug orders and meeting places were arranged—where cash was later exchanged for heroin and/or cocaine.
The drug dealing took place between March 2018 and April 2019, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Gilmore is scheduled for sentencing before Queens Criminal Court Judge David Kirschner Sept. 5.