Cops raided a pair of Williamsburg housing projects on Wednesday, arresting more than a dozen people for allegedly selling or possessing heroin and crack cocaine.
Locals had complained about dealing and drug-related violence in the area around the Bushwick and Borinquen houses off of Bushwick avenue, and the people living in the buildings can now rest easier, said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.
“We will not allow hard-working people to be held hostage by violent gangs and drug dealers who operate in their midst, and these arrests will bring a measure of safety to residents in these housing developments,” said Thompson.
Authorities claim undercover officers had bought heroin, crack, and marijuana from six of the men on 27 separate occasions since the investigation into the alleged drug crew began in October of last year, said the district attorney.
Cops collected 68 baggies of heroin, 10 grams of crack, and more than $2,000 in cash from one location, plus 49 grams of heroin from another apartment during Wednesday’s raid, according to a report.
Authorities arrested 13 people in total, and charged six of them with selling drugs, who face up to nine years in jail. Cops charged the other seven with drug possession.
Thompson said he expects to make more arrests in the crew.