Hynes, Kelly announce drug takedown in Bed-Stuy

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the arrest of eight drug dealers who have been operating in Bedford-Stuyvesant and the arrest of four additional individuals found with narcotics in the targeted locations.  

This takedown brings to 26 the number of arrests made since July in the context of a joint long-term, multi-phase investigation conducted by the NYPD’s Brooklyn North Narcotics Major Case Team and his office’s Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau.  

District Attorney Hynes said: “The circumstances of yesterday’s arrests bring to light the continuing threat that such organized drug sale activity constitutes to the children of our neighborhoods.”

Police Commissioner Kelly said, “Once again, undercover police officers put their lives at risk to make these arrests possible and improve life for the law-abiding residents of Bed-Stuy.”

Taken into custody yesterday were Naquan Brown, Herbert Curtis, Zajuan Glaster, Desmond Jones, Dijon Martin, Jaquan Pinckney, Tyquan Steele, and Daquan Tyson, all targets of the 10-month investigation into crack and marijuana sales.

Search warrants were executed and narcotics seized at the following locations: 70A Linden St., Apartment 3; the ground-floor apartment of 753 Monroe St.; the basement and second-floor apartments of 823 Madison St.; and the third-floor apartment of 834 Madison St.  

At the 834 Madison St. apartment, detectives recovered not only marijuana, scales and packaging materials, but also a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun with a magazine bearing ten rounds and additional ammunition.  The firearm and ammunition were found under the bed where an 11-month-old child was sleeping; a 4-year old child and a 14-year old child were also inside the apartment.

Resident Laronda Hardy was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in addition to weapons and drug-related offenses.