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Criminal defense: 11 charged in drug sting

| Jul 2, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Criminal complaints unsealed in Brooklyn revealed that 11 members of the Bully street gang have been charged with conspiracy to deliver drugs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. New York authorities have cracked down on the members of the gang who are also charged with money laundering and illegal weapon possession. It is unclear at this time whether any of the accused individuals have sought criminal defense representation. 

According to the attorney’s office, the complaints name several people as part of a drug ring operating both in New York and in Maine. Police searched premises in New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts and New York as part of their investigation into the alleged ring. They say they uncovered a network of drug smugglers who trafficked crack cocaine, heroin and other drugs using houses to store and sell, as well as vehicles with hidden compartments for transport. 

Law enforcement said they found large quantities of evidence, including U.S. currency, several firearms, supplies consistent with the sale and manufacture of drugs, and suspected narcotics such as fentanyl, heroin, marijuana and crack. Six defendants were arrested and were scheduled to appear before courts in Brooklyn and New Jersey. One of the suspected individuals is still at large, and the rest were already incarcerated. 

Drug smuggling and sale is taken extremely seriously by New York authorities. However, it remains the burden of the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt that all 11 defendants were involved in criminal activity. Each accused individual will be independently represented by a criminal defense attorney who will carefully review their cases to build a compelling defense against these charges.