'Blue Fairy' Among 32 Arrested in Staten Island Drug Bust, Police Say
STATEN ISLAND — A young woman who plays a "blue fairy" in a YouTube rap video glamorizing prescription drug abuse was among 32 people arrested this week in a major drug bust on Staten Island, police said.
The NYPD confiscated hundreds of pills, four guns and $17,000 in cash in the far-reaching investigation, which covered the 120th, 122nd and 123rd precincts, police said.
One of the targets was Sharissa Turk, 22, who was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly sold Oxycodone to an undercover police officer three times, officials said.
Wearing wings and waving a wand, Turk appears in a Staten Island-set music video called "My World Is Blue," which lauds drug use in the borough, referred to as "painkiller paradise," and pokes fun at the prospect of being busted by authorities, the NYPD said.
Lyrics include, "I can stop when I want to / I’m not addicted / I don’t take pills / crush and sniff it / Blue is my world in this life how I live it / Come out to Staten Island, pay a little visit.”
Turk was charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and was arraigned in Staten Island Criminal Court Thursday, police said.
Drugs seized at 12 different locations during the investigation include 595 Oxycodone pills, 300 Vicodin pills, 300 Xanax pills, 250 grams of cocaine, 209 glassines of heroin and 16 ounces of marijuana, the NYPD said.
The recovered weapons include a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic Keltec handgun, a loaded .40-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic, a .45-caliber Colt semi-automatic and a Mossberg pistol grip shotgun, police said.
Those who were arrested range from 18 to 54 years old and were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of marijuana and criminal sale of marijuana, police said.