Seized drug money helps revamp basketball court

Brooklyn prosecutors say about $30,000 seized from accused drug dealers was re-invested in the community it came from.

Brooklyn prosecutors say about $30,000 seized from accused drug dealers was re-invested in the community it came from. (7/16/15)

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn prosecutors say about $30,000 seized from accused drug dealers was re-invested in the community it came from.

Officials say the money helped rebuild a basketball court inside the Farragut Houses in Vinegar Hill, which Superstorm Sandy had severely damaged.

Prosecutors say they busted a major drug operation there back in January, leading to 14 arrests and the seizure of purported drug money.

The gym received repainted floors, new safety mats and an upgraded scoreboard.

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