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Drug Ring Arrested for Peddling Heroin, Oxycodone Across SI, Feds Say

By Trevor Kapp | February 22, 2017 4:46pm
 Nine people have been charged as part of a heroin and oxycodone distribution conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.
Nine people have been charged as part of a heroin and oxycodone distribution conspiracy, federal prosecutors said.
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STATEN ISLAND — A pair of Staten Island brothers who worked with seven others to sell heroin and oxycodone in Staten Island were arrested Wednesday, officials said.

“These defendants allegedly pushed heroin and oxycodone for months, contributing to the opioid plague that has caused great suffering on Staten Island,” U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said in a statement.

Michael and Joseph Calabria and six accomplices were arrested in the city, while a woman was picked up in Phoenix, Arizona, federal prosecutors said.

The Calabrias and their New York co-conspirators were expected to be arraigned at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. The woman arrested in Phoenix was expected to be arraigned at a federal courthouse there before being extradited, prosecutors said.

The feds said the group conspired to peddle drugs over a five-month stretch from September 2016 to January 2017.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison.