MANHATTAN — A pair of dopey drug dealers who were part of a Chicago to New York ring dumped nearly a kilo of heroin out a Harlem apartment during a raid after selling to an undercover cop for months, authorities said.
Juan Honorio, 49, and Rudy Cabrera, 37, were arraigned on a 20-count indictment alongside two alleged accomplices Wednesday in connection with the large-scale distribution network, which shuttled heroin and cocaine between Chicago and New York.
Police swarmed Honorio's building on Broadway and 135th Street on March 20 as he and Cabrera were receiving a large drug shipment from Chicago, according to authorities.
As cops stormed the apartment, Cabrera allegedly tossed nearly a kilo of heroin from Honorio's 13th floor window. The drugs were later found on a ventilation grate.
Rafael Oliveras, 63, who also lives in Honorio's building, and Jaime Gonzalez-Campo, 24, of Elizabeth, NJ, were also picked up during the sting.
The raid came after a three-month investigation by the NYPD's Manhattan North Narcotics Division, which began after Honorio and Oliveras allegedly sold a .9mm handgun, 100 grams of cocaine and a smaller bag of heroin to an undercover officer at Honorio's home in December.
When police arrived, they found the toilet running and a plate with cocaine residue in the sink. Probers also discovered another 20 grams of cocaine, a scale, baggies for distribution and other paraphernalia in the apartment.
Cabrera, Honorio and Oliveras have been held without bail since March. Bail was set at $100,000 for Gonzalez-Campo, but he was held on an unrelated warrant from Chicago.
Honorio's attorney, Adam Mehrfar, said he couldn't comment on the case. Cabrera's lawyer did not return calls for comment. The pair is expected to return to court on May 30.