BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Brooklyn North's narcotics squad busted a crew of dopey drug dealers for allegedly slinging outside of schools and stashing their loot under a baby's bed, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office announced Wednesday.
Police arrested Naquan Brown, Herbert Curtis, Zajuan Glaster, Desmond Jones, Dijon Martin, Jaquan Pinckney, Tyquan Steele, and Daquan Tyson Tuesday as part of a 10-month investigation into pot and crack sales deals plaguing Bedford-Stuyvesant.
"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," District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a statement. "Where drug business is being conducted near our schools and day care centers, and our children are exposed to the weapons that enforce this trade inside their very homes, law enforcement must respond and such strong prosecutions must be built."
In addition to drugs and paraphernalia, officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun from under the bed of an 11-month-old child. Resident Laronda Hardy was arrested charged with endangering the welfare of a child and is being held on $25,000 bail in connection with the discovery.
The arrests mirror a similar bust in July, in which 14 people were nabbed for allegedly selling drugs outside P.S. 144.
"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," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement. "I want to commend them, the detectives of our Major Case Unit and Brooklyn North Narcotics Borough, and DA Hynes and his outstanding team of prosecutors for bring these suspects to justice."