The Brooklyn drug pusher who bought a deadly dose of fentanyl-laced heroin to a New Jersey mother discovered lifeless on a G practice final yr was swept up in a serious drug bust after cops ensnared him in a sting — establishing one other purchase with the lifeless lady’s cellular phone.
Darren Lee — certainly one of 18 drug sellers busted in an enormous Mattress-Stuy narcotics ring — allegedly bought 5 packets of heroin stamped with the model identify “American Dream” to the 33-yr-previous Backyard State mom on Dec. 29.
“That lady overdosed fatally on these medicine inside an hour of that transaction and was discovered on a G practice at Church Ave.,” assistant district lawyer Thomas Wright stated throughout Lee’s arraignment Thursday.
Cops referred to as Lee Dec. 1, from the lady’s telephone and posed as her to arrange one other sale, almost a yr after her dying. However two detectives confirmed up as an alternative, arresting Lee and discovering a number of baggies of heroin on him.
Lee, 50, pleaded not responsible to conspiracy and felony sale of a managed substance in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom Thursday.
He was amongst 20 individuals variously charged with conspiracy and drug gross sales in a sweeping indictment unsealed who have been introduced down by the “American Dream”-branded luggage, which included a picture of the Statue of Liberty.
“Investigators have been capable of piece collectively the hierarchy of the drug distribution community by monitoring the distinctive model stamp which appeared to have a restricted distribution,” learn a press release from the Particular Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan’s workplace.
Two of the accused are nonetheless at giant.
Bail hearings for the 18 suspects in custody are set for Dec. 12 and thirteen.