6 family members among heroin ring indictments

The Brooklyn district attorney announces a takedown of a heroin trafficking ring based in South Williamsburg that sold and distributed the drug in all five boroughs.

The Brooklyn district attorney announces a takedown of a heroin trafficking ring based in South Williamsburg that sold and distributed the drug in all five boroughs. (9/17/15)

SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG - The Brooklyn district attorney announced a takedown of a heroin trafficking ring based in South Williamsburg that sold and distributed the drug in all five boroughs.

The ring was allegedly headed by 24-year-old Josie Tavera with help from five other family members.

The DA says the heroin epidemic is no longer only a suburban issue and is spreading to urban areas such as Brooklyn.

A total of 24 of the 25 defendants have already been arrested. The DA expects the last person will be in custody soon.

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