17 arrested after yearlong Bed-Stuy drug sting; 5 suspects still at large

Police say a yearlong undercover drug sting has virtually come to an end, with 17 people arrested for allegedly selling heroin and crack cocaine. Authorities

Police say the suspects were selling heroin and

Police say the suspects were selling heroin and crack cocaine.

BROOKLYN - Police say a yearlong undercover drug sting has virtually come to an end, with 17 people arrested for allegedly selling heroin and crack cocaine.

Authorities are still searching for five more suspects responsible for reportedly turning the Roosevelt Houses in Bed-Stuy into an open drug market. Investigators say they received complaints a little over a year ago from residents about drug activity around and within the complex off Marcus Garvey and Dekalb avenues.

Undercover officers then started buying heroin, marijuana and crack cocaine.

The suspects are all facing multiple felony drug charges. Police say they also found a loaded .44-caliber Ruger.

Police say five suspects remain at large.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
A press conference was held in Downtown Brooklyn 2 VIDEO: El Chapo extradited and arraigned in Brooklyn
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 3 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 5 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE