BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Police seized a number of loaded gun, and pounds of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana in a drug ring bust that culminated from a nine-month-long investigation that put 11 people behind bars, officials announced Friday.
Men and women from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau County were arrested last week and charged with conspiracy, criminal sale of a controlled substance, and criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds, among other charges, according to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
Police identified twin brothers John “Gotti” and Jonathan “Loso” Gonzalez, 26, as leaders of a drug ring operating out of Brooklyn's Eleanor Roosevelt Houses on DeKalb Avenue during their investigation that started in May 2016, prosecutors said.
Undercover officers made nearly two dozen drug purchases from the Gonzalez’s drug organization throughout the course of the investigation, and police later identified more traffickers in Brooklyn who were supplying the brothers' inventory.
Officials discovered four loaded guns, nearly five pounds of powdered and crack cocaine, more than a pound of heroin and approximately 27 pounds of marijuana the residences, according to prosecutors.
Police also seized more than $110,00 in cash and cars, including a Bentley, BMW and Cadillac.
Officers searched a home on Greene Avenue near Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bed-Stuy, "stash houses" on Hart Street near Marcy Avenue, and at Canarsie’s Breukelen Houses, an apartment at the NYCHA Alfred E. Smith Houses in Manhattan, and a residence Woodmere, Nassau County.
Wiretaps uncovered plans for John Gonzalez and others to carry out a home-invasion robbery of another trafficker upstate in Rochester. Other discussions involved stealing firearms and moving guns between locations, officials said.
Police arrested eight suspects March 16. Two others were previously arrested on charges stemming from an earlier investigation, and one is currently in state custody on other charges.
Attorney information for the Gonzalez brothers was not immediately available.