Two brothers and a third man have been arrested following a drug bust in the Bronx, according to local sources. Elements of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted the raid in conjunction with federal agents and reportedly turned up a considerable amount of heroin. The three individuals are facing serious drug charges that could land them in prison if they are found guilty. So far, there has been no word as to whether any of the accused individuals have retained criminal defense representation.
According to the report, one of the two brothers was arrested back in November in the midst of conducting an alleged drug deal. He pleaded guilty to the charge of drug possession, which prompted authorities to keep a close eye on his brother’s activities. Authorities say the apartment the two men share has been under surveillance ever since.
The raid was conducted the night of April 16, when the two brothers and a third individual were arrested. Police say they found $95,000 as well as 11 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin and fentanyl hidden throughout the home inside of various pieces of furniture. One brother stands accused of drug trafficking and possession, and the other is still in prison for the previous charge. The third man is charged with possession.
Drug charges of this type are very serious and can lead to prolonged jail time in the state of New York. However, the two men charged will be represented by criminal defense attorneys in court. These attorneys will carefully review the facts of the case to determine whether the raid and arrests were conducted in a way consistent with both men’s rights.