- Associated Press - Thursday, June 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say 22 alleged drug dealers have been charged in a year-long investigation at the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The charges were announced Thursday by District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and Police Commissioner William Bratton.

Authorities say the suspects sold crack, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers.

All of the 213 buys were made within 1,000 feet of schools. One dealer set up shop in a deli.

Thompson says complaints from the Roosevelt Houses’ “honest and hardworking” residents prompted the investigation in April 2013.



Bratton says they’ll no longer have to tolerate their neighbors’ criminal activities.

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