FBI SWAT teams swooped down on a rundown rowhouse in the Bronx on Wednesday, arresting eight people accused of being involved in regular drug sales in the neighborhood.
Police this week arrested two Brooklyn men after finding firearms and stashes of heroin and crack cocaine in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.
The alleged gang members charged with allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana in “Sour Power” candy wrappers were caught after bragging about their activities on social media sites.
The defendants allegedly packaged and sold crack cocaine and marijuana in candy wrappers called “Sour Power” near East 118th Street and Lexington Avenue, officials said.
Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.
There have been more than a dozen shootings in past year and a half at the Cypress Hills Houses, including two murders.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said an open air drug market has been effectively closed down.
Hector Rodriguez and Donnell Burnhill are accused of selling undercover officers marijuana, crack cocaine and Ecstasy pills from Burke-Arthur Day Care Center.
Police said a witness told them he was approached by a man who appeared to have a gun on a Brooklyn street. When officers located the suspect, Andrew Raphael, they told him to stop.
Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them.