12 People Arrested in Red Hook Drug Sweep

By Alan Neuhauser on September 6, 2012 2:11pm 

Police arrested 12 people at the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Kings County District Attorney's Office said.
Police arrested 12 people at the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Kings County District Attorney's Office said.
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RED HOOK — Cops busted six alleged drug dealers and arrested six others in a joint sweep at the Red Hook Houses Wednesday, wrapping up a six-month investigation titled "Operation Red Dawn" by the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, prosecutors announced in a press release.

Rodney Brown, Jurmain Cecilia, Lydia Livingston, Rashime DeVaughn, Jenine Tunstall and Karen Vaughn allegedly sold heroin, cocaine and marijuana out of public housing apartments in a half-block area centered at Dwight and Lorraine streets, the DA's office said. They were hit with drug-sale and fourth-degree conspiracy charges.

Clarence Gilliam, Sonae Ketter, Jenette Mays, Jonathan Morris, Michael Singletary and Calvin Williams were also arrested on possession charges, during a sweep that led to the seizure of "substantial quantities of cocaine, heroin and marijuana," the DA's office said.

"With this drug-dealing dozen behind bars, Red Hook Houses is cleaner and safer today," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement.

District Attorney Charles J. Hynes praised the NYPD, which "quickly mobilized to address the situation," he said. "Recent organized drug activity in the Red Hook housing developments created a risk to all."

The suspects were arrested in apartments near Dwight and Lorraine streets, the DA's office said.
The suspects were arrested in apartments near Dwight and Lorraine streets, the DA's office said.
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