THE BRONX – Today an Indictment charging 12 members of a crew operating in and around the Murphy Houses and the Lambert Houses in the Bronx with participating in a narcotics conspiracy has been announced.
A total of eight defendants were taken into custody today; seven were arrested in the Bronx, and one defendant was arrested in Delaware. Four defendants remain at large. The seven defendants arrested in the Bronx will be presented and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott later today. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.
From 2016 up to June 2018, defendants participated in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana in and around the Murphy Houses, a public housing complex, and the Lambert Houses, an affordable housing development, in the Bronx.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged, the defendants conspired to sell narcotics in a number of locations, including the Murphy Houses, a NYCHA development. NYCHA residents, and all New Yorkers, should be free to go about their daily lives free from the scourge of narcotics trafficking. Thanks to the excellence of our partners at HSI and the NYPD, these defendants now face federal charges for bringing drugs to our buildings and to our streets.”