Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Feds: Brazen heroin ring wore ‘Bricks R Us’ shirts

May 29. 2014 2:50PM
By JOE MANDAK The Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

PITTSBURGH — Federal prosecutors and the FBI say they’ve charged 44 people in a suburban Pittsburgh heroin ring that brazenly sold drugs while wearing t-shirts with the slogan, “Bricks R Us.”

In drug parlance, a brick is a group of 10 stamp — or individual dose — bags of heroin.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton and the FBI say the group was supplied out of Newark, New Jersey, and sold their drugs in Pittsburgh but, mostly, in several of its south and east suburbs.

Many of those regions are crime-ridden, but many of the deals occurred openly in Monroeville, a middle-class community about 15 miles east of the city known for a major mall and a diverse shopping and restaurant district known as the Miracle Mile.

The feds say 12 of the suspects remain at-large.

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds